What a year this was.
As you may have noticed, if you read this blog, it was a very busy year – so busy, I barely had time to blog. This is unfortunate because I really find that blogging helps me reflect on my thinking, on the things that are happening around me, and it also helps me connect with others, which I really enjoy. Unfortunately, with getting less than 4-5 hours of sleep each night, I just couldn’t fit blogging in there as well.
So, why so busy?
The busy-ness made it challenging on so many levels. I wish I could determine what made this year busier than previous. It just was.
Maybe it was our school Success Blog that took a great deal of extra time. Maybe it was being involved with our Innovative Learning Design Team. Maybe it was being a part of the organizing group for our Digital Sandbox sessions for administrators in our district. Maybe it was the school website that took up more time than last year. Maybe it was taking time to try to figure out our new district Sharepoint program (and helping others with it). Maybe it was the Digital Playground sessions we had with our staff. Maybe it was my involvement in the SurreySchools Exemplar Project. Maybe it was my new role as a Learner Support Teacher (oh, that paperwork). Maybe it was the numerous events at school in the evenings or the amazing Engaging the Digital Learner Dinner Series. Maybe it was all the positions we prepared and interviewed for in Round 1 and Round 2. Maybe it was my participation in TEDxWestVancouver and ConnectEDCA (both of which we incredibly inspiring). The list could go on.
Well, whatever caused it. This year was a busy one! The thing is, I enjoyed all that I was involved with this year. In reflection, I am not so sure how I would change things so I wasn’t so crazy-busy.
I look forward to becoming more connected over the summer (and in the fall). I really miss those connections with others through Twitter, Facebook, and individual blogs. I miss learning with and from my wonderful PLN.
I look forward to catching up on some of the blogposts I’ve got in drafts or that I’ve wanted to write over the past few months.
I look forward to reading more and reflecting on what I have read here on my blog.
I look forward to becoming re-acquainted with my camera and taking more photos which I will share here and on my flickr account.