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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Always learning...

I am currently in a small town 7 hours away from my home. I am taking a training that, when I finish, certifies me to teach youth ages 13-19 how to prepare themselves, their friends, family and community in the event of a disaster. It is called My PI (you say it My P-I, not MY-PI). Check it out on the web. The national site goes into details about the history and long-term goals of the program. The Oregon site provides more specific details on what we want to accomplish here in our state.

There is a lot to absorb. I feel fortunate to have already had an interest in disaster preparedness and attended a couple of CERT training's, so I'm a little ahead of the game. I have worried for years about the fact that my community is not prepared. Little things, like someone taking out a line that runs our wireless plans causes our social media to explode.

Where I am going with this? I'm excited to be learning. This is an important topic and I want to know more about it. I'm not gonna lie, I'm praying there isn't a test at the end. Because I don't do well on tests. But the learning inspires me, it creates a positive mood that helps me think. I've learned to move slowly, writing down my thoughts and ideas.

Take time in your life to learn. Don't stop growing because A: You think you are too old or B: You think you know it all (you don't).

Side note: Are you interested in finding out if My PI is available in your state, check out this image.

If you want to find out if this opportunity can come to your state, contact them here.


wisps of words said...

Any and all preparation is wonderful...!!! And it is super, that you are taking the time, to do this course.

I often wonder, what would happen, in a real emergency. Our modern world is so enamoured with, and dependent on technology. But what if "IT" goes down?????? Then what...????

Seems mankind just goes merrily on, becoming more and more dependent on Tech, and never contemplating, how to deal with, its loss. -sighhhhhhhh-


Leigh said...

I'd not heard of this. Interesting. So many people think preparedness is just for doomers or survivalist. Hogwash! It's important for everybody.

Mama Pea said...

I think the hardest hit people if a disaster strikes will be those that are totally dependent on others for their existence. If you've never had to do without (running water, grocery stores, lack of electricity, restaurants that deliver, etc.), and lack all senses of self-responsibility and self-reliance, it's gonna be tough.

It's been said that when we stop learning, that's when we begin to die. A serious thought, but one I believe to be true. Kudos to you, my friend!