|Sofie taking in the gorgeous city of Chicago one morning. #reflecting|
I procrastinate on things I have zero interest in doing until the very last second and I HAVE to do them. Then, I go into panic mode to complete them. It’s true. I will admit it.
I am also a compulsive tab-hopper. Although I may not know the correct term for this, I do know that this article tells us why we do it. In short, the article says, “
(I may or may not have tab-hopped and ran across that while taking a break from writing a paper and wanted to read about something else I heard about earlier that day, which led to this article that I ended up reading.)
All of the above mentioned to say, I have not blogged in a month. This weighs on my mind every single day. It’s not because I lack the learning to reflect on because that simply is not the case. At all. I am on learning overload, but would not change it for the world because I am a Learner. I thrive in an environment where I can learn something new, question things, and feel the excitement of learning.
To take this a step further, it excites me more when I can share this new learning with others in hopes of it sparking a better idea that they share, and so on.
I had two big realizations after reading that article:
1. Is this how our students feel?
– information overload
– no time to reflect or process in the shuffle
– panicked over procrastinating because they are asked to do things
of zero interest to them
– tab hopping because it this is when they can learn about things
that they choose
2. Only I can change my situation in this matter.
As I was talking with a friend last night while watching my daughter at tumbling, these words came out of my mouth:
“….I know. I know. I really am incredibly lucky to be able to have the opportunity to learn from so many amazing leaders throughout this internship and my classes, but I HAVE NOT HAD MUCH TIME TO PROCESS and REFLECT on these things.”
Right after I said it I stopped and thought quietly, “You have time for what you make time for.” There are things I can stop in order to carve time for this because without reflection time where I can mentally put my new learning into a file and organize how and when I will use this, what’s the point?
So this blog is nothing of amazing, deep thought. It is simply me acknowledging today, this 20th day of October 2016, that I must intentionally set an alarm or write the date in my calendar to reflect on my learning. I must do this to secure it in my brain before it all flies by and I have not grown from this experience because I never made time to stop and really reflect.