*I've partnered with Skillfeed to bring you this post.
People sometimes think that becoming a mom means that you automatically become a boring person who can no longer converse about anything other than cloth vs. disposable or breastfeeding vs. bottle. The fact is, that it's easy to become that mom. It's easy to be so consumed with every movement our children make that we lose ourselves. It's the struggle that lots of women and even some men go through.
There is a way to combat those feelings of general blah-ness. How? Learn something new. Take up a hobby. Learn a new language. It actually doesn't matter what it is, but doing something to engage your brain is important. Not only does it halt your brain from turning into baby food mush, but it makes you a more interesting person and it can be a lot of fun!
"Fine," you say, "but I'm cooped up at home all day long with the kids, with only a brief respite from the monotony when my significant other comes home." How am I going to find the time to get out and learn something new?
The answer is amazingly simple!
Learning online isn't just for college students anymore and it certainly doesn't have to cost as much as a college degree! Skillfeed is an online learning platform that showcases literally thousands of videos on topics as diverse as public speaking, jewelry making, photography, learning new languages, and even learning how to moonwalk!
Personally, I love that they offer courses on software, like on the new Windows 8.1 platform. My husband just got a new laptop for Christmas with Windows 8.1, but it is entirely different from what we've used for years. Watching some of the videos on Skillfeed was a quick way to get up to speed and help us navigate it.
As a blogger, I use a lot of computer programs, so when I saw that Skillfeed offers videos on things like Mailchimp, Adobe, Blogging, and more, I knew that I'd found a place where I could spend literally hours learning new things to improve myself, my blog, and my writing. There are always areas where I can improve, so I really appreciate the ability to learn in a form that allows me to start and stop as often as I need to.
One of the things that's really impressed me is that when you click on a topic in the Skillfeed course list, you'll see videos that range from beginner level to intermediate and even some for people who are experts. This way, you can start where you feel comfortable and continue to get better. Once you reach that expert level, you might even be able to publish your own video to instruct others!
You might think that a resource like this would cost big bucks, but that simply isn't true. Right now, you can get a FREE 30 day trial (you do still have to input a credit card). After the trial, you'll only spend $19 a month improving your skills. That one fee gives you access to the entire catalog of videos and you can watch from whichever device fits your needs best.
So, what's it worth to you to improve yourself? Are you ready to make a change and take up a new skill? Check out Skillfeed now!