What’s Behind the Name

What’s the story behind the name “Wetzelslearn” you, like others, may wonder.  Here’s the scoop.

Until I wed, my last name was Wetzel.  While I chose to hyphenate my last name, I still answer to Wetzel and am proud of my family…my name…what I know of my heritage and all my many incredible relatives.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE learning.  Whether I’m learning how to weld or just deepening my understanding of a word, I deeply enjoy gaining knowledge and skills.  Over the years, I’ve found that I retain more information and internalize knowledge better when I’m engaged in different ways, especially in some physical way.  This is true for many learners or so say “current researchers.” I also will wake up with an “ah-ha” after muddling through something– another sign that our brains are working even when we are not.

Wetzels is plural for a reason, too.  When I started this blog, I had the idea that I’d invite family members to be guest bloggers.  Growing up, I was always learning something new from older relatives (and there are a lot of them!)  My son gave a clear  and concise explanation of how to change pitch with his euphonium mouth piece one day.  My daughters teach me about who they are becoming on a daily basis.

The bottom line is that I hope to inspire others to KEEP LEARNING.  So that’s it –short and sweet.  My name and what I love.

I’m curious.  What do you LOVE learning about?  Under what conditions do you learn best?  What are your top sources for information? What are you exploring or researching right now? I’d love to hear your thoughts.