Thing 23 at last! Who would have guessed it could have arrived so soon?
A six word story for such a long journey?
Always challenged; Sometimes overwhelmed; Never bored.
While It is always empowering to be finished, that feeling of satisfaction is followed swiftly by a letdown and a challenge. What to pursue next? What do with all my "free" time before it evaporates back into the general pool of nameless tasks? While I signed up for this course bent on knowledge and enlightenment, I do hope that somewhere down the line we receive a generic certificate of completion we can download for continuing education purposes.My tech buddy Pat and I have decided we still want to hold our Tech Thursdays. It is up to us though to discover new topics, a task that is more overwhelming than challenging.
Aside from specific knowledge, I feel the my most valuable gain has been a feeling of confidence when confronted with new technology--more of a "Yes, I can!" attitiude. Last week my old home computer finally entered Ghostworld and while transferring files and learning new procedures is not anything I would likely call fun, at least I havn't been afraid to click away at it. I realize that there are many paths to the same result and likely I will discover at least one of them.
Currently, we are developing a Strategic Plan for our library and the SMART Goals remind me of this, but from an obviously more personal point of view. I can see close attention to them being vital for job interview success or yearly evaluation planning.
Easier to manipulate is the Personal Development Plan which I can see myself utilizing more readily. I like to take one step at a time in developing a project and this seems a readily defined way to do it. Primarily my PDP would include developing a better relationship with technology, starting with my new computer. Eventually, it would include incorporating more of the programs we have learned about into my daily life--making some of them as second nature to me as emailing is now.