Sarah Guerrero is a freelance writer and contributor to Slow North. She has a degree in international business from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and writes about sustainable business practices and ethical living.
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The smell of a freshly sharpened pencil. The ziiiippppp of a new pencil case. That new backpack glow. I don’t know about you, but I miss school every. single. fall. Lucky for me, there’s the internet, and I’ve rounded up 3 of my favorite ways to keep learning this fall.
Consider this your permission to stock up on school supplies.
Learn Anything (Like, Anything)
Skillshare is really cool. You pay a monthly membership fee, and you get access to alllllll these amazing video courses from amazing teachers. Here’s what I’m eying right now:
Not to brag or anything, but I’ll probably be fluent in a few languages by the time everything opens up and we can travel again. Well, maybe not fluent. And maybe not a few languages... but you get what I mean.
But I am loving learning Chinese with LingoDeer. It’s an app that includes writing practice and videos of native speakers--so helpful and interesting. It’s definitely not the only app out there, but its free version is pretty robust so far.
Start That Blog or Podcast You’ve Been Dreaming Of…
I’ve followed (and loved!) Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess for years now, so I was thrilled when they created their own online classes about blogging, podcasting, and making videos. I have approximately 9 billion ideas for podcasts, so time to get started...
I’ll admit I’m not a crafter--but usually, that’s because I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing or don’t have the right materials. I love the concept behind these virtual craft workshops. I’ve found that doing something with my hands is not only relaxing and fun--but it makes me more creative everywhere else in my life.
Level Up Your Career
I first heard about The Muse when its co-founder, Alexandra Cavoulacos, was on one of my favorite podcasts. Since then, I’ve found The Muse to be wildly--navigating careers is hard!
If you’d like to devote this fall to getting unstuck in your career, improving your interview skills, or just asking all your nine billion job search questions to somebody who actually knows what what is, The Muse’s coaching options might be just what you need.
I hate that women are underrepresented in tech fields, and I love that codebar.io aims to change that by facilitating a way more diverse tech community. The non-profit offers in-person workshops in a handful of major cities--and virtual workshops for people all over the world.
Could you be a coding superstar by this time next year?