Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Overthinking It

I'm so thankful for other bloggers who inspire me to complete and actually share things I've been sitting on forever. Sometimes I get very frustrated with myself for being such a slow processor. I get an idea and I need to think about it and just let it be for a long while before I put it into words. Mostly I am learning to appreciate that about myself, but it's hard sometimes when I see people who are so talented at just getting things done quickly and efficiently.

I recently attended my first ALA, and it was amazing. I was able to have some great conversations with Melissa and Kendra about being a slow-processor, and I also sharpened some of my thinking about my approach to programming through Marge and Amy's session on Unprogramming.

One of the pivotal slides from Marge and Amy's Unprogramming session

I have DEFINITELY struggled with over-planning programs, and I have a few posts I've been sitting on that I feel like I can finish now (yay!). I love when I read a blog post, connect with colleagues, or attend a session that sharpens and focuses the amorphous blob of thoughts I've been sitting on forever. It feels like magic. 


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed ALA! I find conference conversations invaluable, too--friends and colleagues don't realize how much insight they share in even the most commonplace of interactions. I look forward to reading what you've been working on!

  2. But see how great things are when you've had time to process? Much better to do things at our own pace, I think. :) Even if it does make me want to bang my head on my desk occasionally.

    That last gif is how I felt about meeting you! It. was. awesome.


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