In Part 1, I shared how I have lost touch with my professional learning interests since getting immersed in project management. Sadly, I have also lost touch with my design and learning technologies network. I stopped blogging, stopped networking, stopped studying and researching trends, studies, and best practices. Shameful!
Well, enough is enough! Life pushed me to do something about it, and I can’t be happier for it.
On the livelihood front, I have returned to a learning design focus. While project management is a valuable skill set t have, it’s not something my brain type is natural at, and, frankly, I just don’t want to focus on it as a full-time role. Despite the skills and professional growth, the main lesson is for me is the basic importance of doing whatever it is you are passionate about. More about that later.
On the personal learning side, I pulled up the ol’ RSS reader for only the 2nd or 3rd time in at least a year. I caught up on a few of my favorite bloggers and quickly rediscovered what I love so much about this field. Things sure change fast in this field! And though my tools are rusty, they aren’t lost. I’ve purchased or downloaded free trials of several key design/development/training tools, ordered a few books from Amazon, and signed up for a workshop or two.
I love this profession. It’s good to connect again and join in conversations that motivate and inspire me.
On that note, I’ll exit with this little ditty…
‘til next time.