Friday, January 1, 2010

Keep moving forward.....

Happy New Year!  I cannot believe how fast 2009 flew by, and how so much will be changing for me in 2010.  This time of year brings with it the requisite thinking about the past year and hopes and dreams professionally for the year to come.

-was accepted as a member of ALIA'S New Generation Advisory Committee 
-was accepted into the joint QUT/ALIA's ePortfolio pilot study
-began to build and truly value my PLN
-went back to work full time as a Young People's Library assistant
-turned 40
-spent some time in our Regional Libraries and met many of the staff who work there
-lost and gained friends, and learnt much from this
-accepted a three month contract as a Young People's Librarian
-co-wrote/edited a paper for LIANZA on ePortfolios
-resigned from my job

-accepted a new job as Youth Outreach Librarian with Logan City Council Libraries
-attending VALA in Melbourne in February
-will be meeting in real life some of my online friends
-have written some proposals that may or may not eventuate - will let you know....
-accepted as a committee member for New Grad stream of ALIA Access 2010
-to make the most of every moment and take joy in the little things as well as the big things
-to keep moving forward

My goal for 2009 was proactive participation, and to thy self be true.  The same can be said for 2010:  to keep learning, keep loving and keep growing as a person and in my profession.  To spend as much quality and quantity time with my family and to cultivate things that bring joy to my life, be it reading a book, going for a walk with the family or trying new things.  Oh, and in the words of @KatieTT to have more red lipstick days in 2010!

1 comment:

  1. Warmest wishes for a successful and fulfilling 2010 Jo! It was great to meet you f2f this year and to share stories. Rock on indeed!