If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this past week has been a complete blur. I’ve been busy with work, outside of work projects, and family stuff. I hate when I feel like I’ve had no down time during the day. Just wake up, work, and go to sleep. I was feeling a little brick in the wallish. I have a lot going on this weekend too and next week is packed. I have told myself that I will force myself to take a real lunch break (no emails or working through lunch) and not eat dinner on the run.
If we were having coffee, we’d talk about the end of Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge. A to Z was so much more challenging that NABLOPOFROYO because each day is a letter rather than just a typical post. I’m not a daily blogger so posting daily is a challenge. Posting daily with the added bonus of committing to one letter of the alphabet is as if challenging got bitten by a radioactive feral cat.
I am so happy the challenge is over. I’m proud that I published 26 days of education focused posts. I regret that I didn’t listen to all the former participants who suggested 2015 participants prepare in advance and try to keep the posts simple. In typical fashion, I ignored the sage advice of the experienced and waited until the last minute. I had my list of blog ideas set since January, but I didn’t have many posts prepared when the challenge started. This posed a huge problem because some of my posts from my original list required a lot of work. I had trouble working on the fly. Rookie mistake.
If I participate in the future, I know what to do and what not to do.
If we were sipping the sweet nectar of the Gods, I’d tell you that I’m participating in my first MOOC, The Rise of the SuperHero and Their Impact on Pop Culture. I wrote about it for my X post. I’m excited to learn about comic books and their impact on science and history. The course is free, but I can pay $50 for a verified certificate. I’m not sure if I want to fork over the money for the certificate. Either way, I’m all for bring exciting learning experiences in my personal life and in the classroom. This really seems like fun. The course begins May 5 if you want to join.
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me about your week? How do you make time for yourself? If you’ve participated in a MOOC, what has been your experience? And do you think I should splurge on the verified certificate?
I know I’m asking a lot of questions, but I’m asking you ’cause you know about these things.