Thursday, May 10, 2012

cpd23 - Thing 1: Blogs and Blogging

I've been blogging, on a personal level, for a few years now. If you look at my profile, you'll be able to see a link to my other blog. I'm a lot more sporadic about making entries, lately. I've had a lot of other things going on.....
I just graduated last weekend from UNO, with my 2nd Bachelors Degree. My first degree was in English, with minors in Psychology and Sociology. It took me quite a while to discover that there really wasn't anything, specifically, you could do with an English degree (unless, of course, you got a teacher's certificate and went into teaching). I had thought, at the time, that I would be a writer... turns out, you don't really need a degree to do that. It also turns out I didn't end up writing, other than blogging in recent years. Hmph! So much for that! Anyway, a couple of years ago, I discovered that I would really love working in a library. That was a lovely little journey, and I'd be happy to speak more to that topic if you'd like me to, sometime. But my point is that now I'm done with college (at least for a while) and I have a more useful degree... one which I hope to put to use soon (i.e. by finding a job in a public library!).

In addition to going to school, I'm married and am a Stay-at-home-Mom (SAHM) to three awesome kids. Thus, most of my homework was completed right around the time of day that I happen to be writing this blog entry. Yes, the middle of the night, the wee hours, whichever you want to call it. I work best when I've got some time and space to myself, and that doesn't happen until everyone else is in bed. No worries--I enjoy this time alone.

I recently began writing blog entries for Nebraska Learns 2.0. I've done three or four entries for that project, and I've loved every one of them! Then I saw that this project was resurfacing or restarting, and I thought, 'What the heck! I'm almost done with school, and summer's on the way, so why not take on one more thing?' Really, I think I wanted to ensure I'd still have a reason to stay up late getting "homework" done.

To be honest, though, the reason I've enjoyed Nebraska Learns 2.0, and the reason I look forward to cpd23, is because I can't get enough of learning! I think we information professionals are in such a great position, because we are continually learning AND continually sharing what we've learned with others. It's a fabulous journey I'm on, and I look forward to more adventures!

4 comments:

  1. It's so refreshing to hear your enthusiastic thoughts, Traceetee: and that you, like me, get to do your own "thing" after everyone else is in bed! It's great to be learning again.I was made redundant in March of this year. Before that, I had been in public and school libraries since 1978, having gained my BLib at Aberystwyth, the then College of Librarianship, Wales.Good luck with these 23 Things!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! Best of luck to you, too!

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  2. I look forward to going on this journey with you, even if you have to drag me along.

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    1. I look forward to going on ANY journey with you--and you travel well, so I know I won't have to drag you along!
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