a Newsletter from Tuck Self, the Rebel Belle
January 10, 2007
Issue #5
a Southern Voice for Bold Self-Expression

A Study-aholic... of Life


I love to learn! I’ve been this way all of my life. Give me something to stimulate my thinking, challenge my brain and I’m on it. People in my life have actually called me obsessive-compulsive. “Slow down, Tuck,” they’d say. “Why are you studying and working so hard?” “Stop it!”

“I can’t” would be my reply. “I’m having too much fun. I love to learn!”

Am I a study-holic? Why, in grade school you’d have found me at my desk in my room, with neatly piled stacks of fire balls, squirrel nuts and mary janes, chomping and learning. This was actually the highlight of my day!

It was the same in college. You could always find me with my lap board, sitting on my bed, eating mixed peanut butter and jelly on graham crackers until 3am in the morning... studying and learning.

Folks, it didn’t stop there. It continued throughout my career. When I went to work as an accountant, it wasn’t enough that I got to learn a new job. I enrolled in the company’s insurance courses, to study and learn more, of course. I was pumped.

Every evening and even on weekends, starting sometimes at 7am, I could be found in the office, studying... and with passion, I might add. This time it wasn’t squirrel nuts, mary janes or graham crackers—it was coffee and cigarettes (I kicked the habit years ago, thank God!). I was in my flow.

As the years have passed, my enthusiasm for learning continues. I love having new material to immerse myself in. And, I am pumped every time I find a new body of work that challenges and inspires my thinking. Still today, people ask me, “What are you learning new today, Tuck? What’s your latest favorite book? What has you inspired now?”

Why do I share this story with you? Why do I humorously share my passion for studying and learning?

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A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter.

“Don’t forget your Sisters,” she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass.

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Healing the Heart & Soul
January 17-19, 2007 in Columbia, SC
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