I’ll admit it. I’m one of those people who cannot stick to one thing. I accept it, not only that, but I embrace it. I don’t see it as a weakness, I see it as a strength. I’m going to be the mother of all Jack-of-all-trades. This year, I’ve committed myself to learning a new topic every week, starting with dry needling courses. Auckland has thousands of different courses, which is perfect for someone like me who doesn’t want to run out of things to learn. I’m going to do a different topic each week or weekend. I realise that this is going to cost a lot of money, so while I can get my rich father to fund my learning habits, I might take a few weeks off from institutional learning to do private study. I have been toying with the idea of doing a dry needling course for some time. As a physiotherapist, I’ve heard of the benefits of dry needling for many years.

I’m not really sure how to go about it. I’m trying to decide whether I should organise all of my courses and learning projects by order of topic. So far I’d like to start with dry needling and continuing my study into the latest medical courses around osteopathy and biology. Then moving through the other sciences etc. I’m a lifelong student and my curiosity seems to know no bounds. Maybe I’ll do the courses in alphabetical order so trigger point dry needling would be T and then I’d go to U for ufology, then V for venereology. Or perhaps I should just do them randomly based on my natural urges to learn at the time.

I’ll be starting my dry needling courses in Melbourne next weekend. I’m really excited. I know that it’ll help me give the best care and pain relief to my patients. I feel like I can’t pack enough knowledge into my brain. It feels like my brain is a hard drive and the memory is maxed out, so I need to upgrade to a bigger sized hard drive. Especially if I’m going to be doing around 12 courses this year, one for every month.