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Professional Development

April 29th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Learning | Work
Summer reading

Summer reading

I have the summer off before my Masters program starts in September. This also means that I have two months off by myself before my daughter gets off school. I am very excited about this time because it gives me more time to think and focus and prepare for next year and then what follows.

I opted to go back to school so that I am better able to do the work I am passionate about. This summer is an opportunity to do all the reading and work that I did not have time for during the last school year.

This summer is an opportunity to revise all the work I’ve done with Shelagh about why I do what I do and how to do it better. It’s an opportunity to volunteer and connect with other people and their passions. I plan on reading books and blogs, listening to podcasts, watching the news and documentaries. And, of course, writing.

All of this professional development will help set my focus so that I am prepared to get absolutely every ounce of benefit from my graduate degree so I can hit the ground running when it’s all over.

There is something wonderful about doing all this learning when I know what it’s for. The first time I was in university I went because I tried to succeed in journalism and it proved a lot more difficult than I was prepared for. This time, I know what I can do, I know why I’m there and I know where I want to go when I’m done.

I am going to make the world a better place, working within the system we have to change the things that are wrong. Because that is what I have to do. This work is in my soul.

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