Some years, we mainly learn. Other years, we work. When times support our work, we work. When times direct our learning, we learn.
As troubled and hard as the learning years can be, the working years wouldn’t be a tenth as productive without them. The reason winter makes trees grow deep roots is the need to find water. Freeze all the water and trees grow deep. Then, they can grow taller and faster in the easy months. Just imagine all the new ways to live and love and thrive we find, all because of a few long months of hardship.