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I miss you

I’m working on a project outside of the learning field right now. It’s a great opportunity and I feel like I’m learning a lot.But I miss learning. I never thought I would – I’ve never had that passionate feel for the learning field that some of my colleagues have. In fact for the last 2-3 years I’ve wanted to move out our beloved field to give myself a new challenge.

Now that I’m experiencing that challenge, I realize how much I miss learning. I guess you don’t realize what you have until it’s gone.

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2009 – Ready or not! Here I come!

January 5, 2009 Leave a comment

I love the first two weeks of the new year – it’s such a positive time of year. Everyone is making resolutions, plans, and predictions.

I rarely make my own resolutions on January 1… why bother when I’ll likely break it within a week. But for some reason, this year is different.

I started making a mental list of what I want to continue from last year and what I want to do differently. So hear it is. Watch out 2009, I’m charging forward!

This year I will:

  • Address my career progression actively by taking action on my 3 year plan
  • Run at least 3 times per week
  • Establish a plan to build base knowledge on the technical aspects of my job – LMS integration/issues, bandwidth, non-LMS solutions
  • Stop complaining – if I’m not happy, I will act. If I’m happy, I’ll shout it from the rooftops- or at least murmur it quietly to those around me.
  • Blog at least once per week … here…
  • Find a creative outlet – drawing class? acting class? not sure – but do it by February
  • Spend 1-2 weeks volunteering abroad again

With the exception of one or two bullet points… all of my resolutions are “lifestyle” changes. I’ve got the support of my friends and family so it’s on me now to deliver! I think I’m up for the challenge

Reinventing myself

April 2, 2008 1 comment

I originally started this blog for other reasons… now I’m reinventing it and starting over. I work for IBM and blog at work. I thought I had some things to say outside the Blue wall. Any statements, opinions, or comments here are my own and do reflect IBM’s official position.

Good luck to me!

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