It’s time for school again. Here on Maui, the children go back to school in August and the start of a new cycle of learning begins again. Young students know they will be learning new material and they don’t fight it. At this time of year, I pause and reflect on what new skills, lessons and abilities I am learning. As an adult, I don’t pass from grade to grade or take exams the way students in school do. And neither do most of my adult friends. So how can we know we are still expanding ourselves and developing new skills? It’s easy to become complacent and just settle for what “is,” rather than reaching beyond our limitations and challenges. I catch myself resisting change, like upgrading my phone software for fear of having to learn a new operating system and fumbling in the process. How would it be if I got excited about the new features and technology and took it upon myself to study them and master them? This courage to learn new things is how I grow, to reach beyond my known world and step boldly into uncharted territory. Perhaps you have been considering a new learning adventure: dance lessons, a new language or new computer skills. Whatever it is, I encourage you to be like children, open yourself to learning and let yourself grow!