Digging Up Worms – My 2015 In Review

02 Jan

I didn’t touch this blog at all in 2015 so if you’re surprised by the arrival of this post in your inbox, you should be. In 2016 I plan to use this blog again to write a mix of informational posts about blogging and posts about things happening in my professional life and personal life that don’t fit with FreeTech4Teachers.com or any of my other blogs. Without further adieu, here’s what I was up to in 2015.

Personal updates 2015:

In September I had to say goodbye to my best friend, Morrison. Putting him in my truck and carrying him into the veterinarian’s office was one of the most difficult mornings of my life. I wrote an extensive piece about Morrison’s role in my life. I hope that some day I can be as kind and gentle as Morrison was. Morrison, like the Grateful Dead sang, just wanted to know if you are kind.

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A short dinner helped me finally get over the “one that got away.”

I skied for a day in Anchorage. I skied a lot in Maine. The ski season lasted until May!

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I rode my bike, a lot. I became “king of the hill” on a couple of Strava segments. I got down to a weight that I hadn’t seen in 20 years.

I made new friends through biking and skiing. I lost touch with other friends. I hope to get back in touch with friends in 2016.

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I learned the power of giving myself pep talks.

I saw my friend Kate get more excited about a Christmas present than I have ever seen an adult get excited about a present. Related note, I saw the Patriots win a playoff game. I saw Kevin Garnett’s last game in Boston.

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Professional updates:

I joined MindRocket Media Group as the head of product review.

I had more than 200 people participate in my online courses last summer.

I moved the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp to Portland, ME and had more interest in the event than ever before. This summer I’m going to host two camps.

Goals for 2016:

To adapt to change more easily.

To spend more time nourishing relationships with the people that matter most to me.

To be the person that my dog thinks I am.

To continue to learn and share what I learn.

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