Hi, I’m Colleen and I’m a creative freelancer.
Long story short, everything I’ve learned to do in my life I’ve learned on my own and believe it or not, this style of learning has a name – autodidactism.
What the heck is autodidactism? I’ll let Wikipedia tackle that one:
Autodidacticism is self-directed learning that is related to but different from informal learning. In a sense, autodidacticism is “learning on your own” or “by yourself”, and an autodidact is a self-teacher. Autodidacticism is a contemplative, absorptive procession. Some autodidacts spend a great deal of time reviewing the resources of libraries and educational websites. One may become an autodidact at nearly any point in one’s life. While some may have been informed in a conventional manner in a particular field, they may choose to inform themselves in other, often unrelated areas.
So welcome to my cozy piece of creative real estate on the world wide web.