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