Wednesday, January 2, 2008
2007 in Review
I have been enjoying a self-imposed ban on computers (specifically e-mail) over the holidays and am now getting back to work and my aggregator. I am finding lots of "year in review" posts and thought that I too would throw my hat in the ring.
2007 was a very big year for me. I was fortunate enough to have a healthy and bouncing baby boy this past May. He has taught me so much, including how valuable time is. As part of my "return to the working world" plan I put my own professional development at the top of my list. It has not always been easy, but it has been immensely rewarding. Taking time to read and post has helped me grow in ways that I cannot explain and only encourage others to do.
I also set some other goals, including presenting more (I can hardly believe I presented 4 times at NCETC) as well as some personal challenges (I finally entered a quilt in the State Fair. 2007 also marked an end to my classwork for my Master's Degree. The ONLY thing left for me to do is conduct my research and write my thesis (we will see if I graduate in May or December - but it will happen in 08!)
As I look through my old posts - I find that very few of them are large expositions on current trends and topics. They are just my input on tidbits of information that I come across. A part of me wishes that I had a post that encompasses my education beliefs and had a profound message to carry - then the other part of me knows that a paragraph into any blog I move on. Expository writing was never my strong suite anyways!
My husband always asks - if you write a blog and no one ever reads it - is it a still a blog and more that that - is it still worthwhile?
My answer is yes. For even if no one were to visit, the process of writing this has made me a better student and a better teacher.