’15 by the numbers

’15 by the numbers

Not sure how it got to be December already…and the end of December at that. Where did 2015 go? It’s been a year to remember for me as many things continue to change and grow as we make our home here in Seattle. This is our 3rd full year living here…one more and we match our longevity record of Bangkok. So we’ll see if that holds true. As I have been thinking about writing this blog post I can’t help but think what went wrong with The Thinking Stick this year. By far the fewest blog posts I have written since I started the blog in 2005. Yes…10 years of blogging this past September and that didn’t even dawn on me until just a few weeks ago. Why haven’t I been writing more here? Does it mean that I’m not creating content anymore? I’ve been thinking about this over the past few weeks and I think I’m producing as much as I ever have, it’s just not all in one place. For better or for worse there are now four different companies that I am a part of and each of those have me creating and producing content in some way shape or form for them. Maybe my goal for 2016 should not be to blog more here, but to make sure that more of what I produce in other places ends up here as well? So here’s 2015 by the numbers. 117,000 miles flown I’m really liking this first number. A far cry from the 250,000 miles I flew in 2013…and I’m really excited about that. I would like to keep this down to around 100,000 miles a year if possible. That’s a good number for me. 14 countries and roughly 100,000 miles is a good goal for 2016 as well. As I continue to do more here in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region in general the less traveling I’ll have to do. I still want to travel and I know the opportunities will continue to be there. It’s just nice spending more days at home than traveling. 29 Blog posts 15 here on The Thinking Stick and 14 over on the Eduro Learning Blog¬†which honestly surprises me a bit. I really didn’t think I had written that many blog posts. If you missed them here are a couple of my favorites from this...

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Blog Catch Up

I haven’t been writing a lot lately and once again it comes back to reading…I just can’t find the time to read blogs in my schedule. No reading=No writing=No Learning. The funny part is…it frustrates me. So here it is 4:11am in the morning and am making time to read. Here’s some of the stuff I’m catching up on. $100 Laptop in Nigeria: Both Will and Chris point to this. I would love to be involved with this here in China. Not sure who to contact. But to be able to got out into the villages and teach kids how to use these tools…talk about fulfilling! Assessments in Studios: I miss reading Clarence. He’s so ‘in it’ with his students, working through this new studio of his and very reflective. I just read this one post and need to make it a priority to read Remote Access daily. I’m missing out on a lot in the blogosphere right now. This last day is just an example of what I’ve been busy doing. 6:30- Get home from work6:45- Chat with Tim Wilson about a Skype conference later with teachers and admin.7:30- Eat a wonderful dinner made by MAWW (Most Amazing Wonderful Wife)8:00- Run through presentation for 3am class with Sheryl9:00- Get some work done and Skype conference with Tim Wilson’s participants11:00 Go to bed2:15am – Get ready for Sheryl’s class3:am – Present to students4:00 am – Refill my coffee cup Don’t get me wrong…I’m not complaining here. I love all of it, and could say no to any of it if I wanted. But there are so many learning activities outside of the blogosphere now days that maybe I don’t need it as much? I’ve said this before, but this year is different. I’ve spent more time on Skype in these first 4 months then I did all last year. Maybe this is the beginning of a transition? A transition of spaces. I feel like I’m still learning, still reflecting, just in a different places. So maybe my missing the blogosphere is me hanging onto the old way and I have to find a new way to reflect in this space……more on this later….for now it’s time for morning Yoga. Technorati Tags: learning,...

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