Kristen Burnett Fairhope, Alabama, United States
I've been on a quest to expand my knowledge about the subjects that I'm passionate about- speech, language, accents and helping people communicate better through English. My end goal is to somehow use my knowledge of accents to help non-native speakers of the English language to be able to be better understood by those around them. In my quest, I've realized that there is a WORLD of things I can learn, that doesn't have to even be from a college. I can learn from books at the library, from others who are in the same field on youtube and from penpals wanting to learn English as much as I want to learn multiple foreign languages.
When I find a new book full of valuable knowledge, I can't help but thank the master mind(s) behind it. Every time I converse with my friends around the world, I feel more inspired to learn more, do more and be more. If not for the wisdom of other people, I wouldn't find the same inspiration and have ideas just COME to me like they do.
A business I have run for about 3 years now, selling crochet and knit items on Etsy, is very much a joyful job that I am blessed to get to do. I'm so thankful that I was given an idea to act upon and that by grace I get orders that really help provide a few things financially to lessen the strain. While it's . not my main passion that I'd like to do forever, I love it dearly. During last weeks MFF Mastermind call, I was getting several ideas for my shop and not just that, but exactly how the crochet patterns would go as well. I couldn't help but to get a notepad and jot it down.
The point of my lesson is that for everything I aim to do, the information, resources and OPPORTUNITIES seem to be out there waiting to be grabbed as long as I stay in tune with other brilliant minds on any subject. While I'm pursuing and waiting for more direction to come on how to follow my ESL/ EFL goals, I know that the answers will come for that just as they have with my Etsy shop if I stay contributing and remain open to hearing from other positive and determined minds.
A sincere thank you to Michael and Linda Dlouhy, as well as my fellow MFF friends for the encouragement, ideas and positivity you bring every week.