Challenged

I liked school

I liked learning ideas that I never would have taught myself

I liked being put in situations designed simply to challenge me

I even liked being thrown into the grading process

But now my school days are over

And the assignments have stopped

No one is forcing us to learn anymore

It is so easy to stall without the rituals of an active education

And fall into a pattern of idleness

Many do.

As adults there is no curriculum to follow…

Except the goals we set ourselves

With no one challenging me

I choose to challenge myself.

–Stuart McMillen