The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (3d ed. 1992) defines “distract” thusly:
1. To cause to turn away from the original focus of attention or interest; divert.
2. To pull in conflicting emotional distractions; unsettle.
By these definitions, I have definitely been distracted lately.
There are tons of excellent reasons to take classes, including:
- You can learn something;
- You can improve a skill you already had;
- You can meet people who are interested in the same things as you;
- You can have fun.
Another reason, less frequently touted, is this: you might write something that gets published and earns you a few bucks. Continue reading