Each year, on July 14 (or later if I forget to hit publish on time!), I take a moment to reflect on my blogging journey. In 2012, after attending my first ISTE conference, I started this blog for my own learning and growth. I use this blog as a place for my own written reflections. It’s nice to capture what I’m reading and thinking about and then to be able to look back at it over the years.
In five years, I have written a lot about coaching and listening and reflecting. This year I started a new chapter- The Time Management for Leaders Series. As I support new leaders, time and again I see that time management is a struggle. My hope is to capture in one place the advice that comes out of coaching conversations I have with new leaders.
My word of 2017 is challenge. Though I haven’t blogged about it a lot, I have continued to focus on ways to challenge myself personally and professionally. A simple challenge I give myself each year is to read more books than I did the previous year (since I started keeping track again via this blog).
- In 2015 I read 44 books.
- In 2016 I read 69 books.
- So far in 2017 I’ve read 22 books, so my challenge is to pick up the pace!
Some days when I click publish, I never know if anyone will read the words I’ve put out there into the universe. When certain blogs are read or retweeted, I’m happy to know that my words resonated with someone. When you, my reader, comments on my blog, I appreciate the dialogue we can begin around these topics. Thank you for reading my words. I appreciate you taking time from your busy life to step into my reflections for a moment. If any of my thoughts give you pause for consideration, I honor your time and I’d love to hear from you.