D is for……Discovery
We start the path to discovery as a young baby, crawling, walking, talking and touching. As we progress along the path life leads us, we continue that road of discovery. This posting is about my journey and the discoveries made at the end of the path.
I guess one of the biggest discoveries I have made is reading. With each book, from chick-lit to novel to historical or professional text they are all read and somewhere along the way there is a discovery.
My genealogical studies and research routinely yield a discovery. This is a recent one. The Military Service record for my Great Great Great Grandfather, George Ellis. George served in the 10th Light Dragoons or Hussars from 1797 – 1817. The discovery is not the record, although that is wonderful to see and I marvel that it has survived, it is the signature and the physical description of George that I think is a wonderful discovery.
Professionally I have continuing professional development, which is not only a professional requirement as a code of practice, but also a way of discovery. I was talking to a professional colleague recently, who announced that their recent discovery was they did not like doing the day job. They had just realised it, some 15 years after qualifying.
The expression of learning something new every day is very accurate and each of those new things is a discovery to be enjoyed.