Considering how busy my brain is...all day, all night...I really suck at this. In 2016 I made a promise to myself to keep up with a practice of "morning pages". The part that was really easy was shopping online for the perfect journal, ordered in companion with a second notebook to act as a bullet journal. I was never a person who wrote in a diary growing up, though I always envied my friends that did. And while best laid plans would likely have been good for me, the truth is I wrote only a few entries in my morning pages, and not much more in the bullet journal. Now, both of these lovely books float around in my purse daily and are filled with lists. And this suits me just fine.
But, one thing is for certain - while I am a voracious reader of many things highered, edtech, open - I definitely have to write more.
So why am I here today?
It is September 2017, and after months of agonizing over the choice between the thesis and non-thesis route through my M.Ed. program, I have made a decision. It's one of the reasons I am back here. If you are reading this, you have probably already formed an opinion of what route you *think* I should take?
I won't reveal my own choice just yet. But let's just say that whichever route I have chosen, both would benefit from my undertaking this writing practice. This will be good for me, and not just because of the necessity.
One of the things I have struggled with in the last couple of years is the idea of finding my own voice online. It is easy to be consumed with self-doubt. Despite the fact that I am a pretty loud-mouthed and opinionated person in "real life", I have always questioned why anyone would care about what I have to say online? What I have come to of late, is that the answer is "who cares!". This can be a space just for me if need be. I am constantly writing for my work, and so maybe it's one of the reasons I am not as great at writing for myself. Like the chef who never cooks at home perhaps? And so for now, this idea of writing just for me is satisfying.
I'll try and come here a little more often. Hold me to it won't you?