Learning and Growing metaphors
Way back when, I had a boss who instilled the following, well known saying into my mind:
You reap what you sow.
This saying is often said as:
What you do comes back to you.
And so it is with learning and growing. If you lay good quality seeds and then don't neglect what has been laid down, then good things will surely come. When you enter a nice house it is seldom an accident that it came to be that way. Similarly, when you use a computer application that works well and is a pleasure to use, it's never by accident. Both the gardener and the programmer got their projects that way after a great deal of growing and learning.
This weekend while 200-odd Code Campers headed off to Wagga Wagga to sow a few seeds of learning, I was home with my family sowing a few of my own.
First we tidied up around the bridge by pulling weeds, planting new bulbs, and generally cleaning up a bit:
Then we prepared an area which had previously been barren underneath our carport and planted some new wild grasses there:
Finally, we purchased a new lemon tree and planted it:
Whether it's learning new technologies or planting fruit trees that will feed you in the future... you should always plan to learn and grow.