Technology + Education + New Media
The end of the year is closing in fast and I have a feeling 2011 is going out with a whimper rather than a bang for me. I am still fighting a cold and doubt I will be able to stay awake long enough to ring in the New Year.
I will be spending my day tomorrow cooking black eyed peas, hanging with the family, and organizing my thoughts. I have lists to make about goals that I want to accomplish and things to get done in 2012. I have never been much of a planner or organizer, as mentioned before it simply is not in my nature, but I want to try something different this year. Creating lists and being organized has been a positive for me in my educational endeavors so I am going to try to apply those things to my daily life. I have already set a few goals, but have not done any long term planning. I really feel like I need a plan of action this year. There is so much that I want to accomplish and quite frankly I am tired of waiting for things to happen. I think this is the year to make things happen for myself. I want to write more. I want to start my own business. I want to raise money to ensure that I am able to take advantage of the Study Abroad Scholarship in the Summer. I want to excel in school. Publish an Ebook and a myriad of other things. I know I am going to have to narrow my focus and work my butt off, but I can do this.
I also took on the challenge of the 365 Project for 2012. I was hesitant to do so because it is such a huge task, but was able to enlist a good friend to help out when I am stretched too thin. I am nervous and excited about the project. Nervous because I am a new blogger and I want to do this project justice. Excited because I am going to be giving myself an opportunity to meet and get to know some amazing people in the process of creating this project.
For those who do not know what Project 365 is all about, it is basically a pledge to blog about a particular topic of your choice every day for an entire year. I chose to do my project on Veterans. I will be interviewing and photographing a different Veteran every day of the year. I will be sharing their stories, photos, and videos on my blog at 365 Vets . I was inspired by another blogger who did a 365 Project in 2011 where he introduced himself to a stranger a day, photographed them and shared their stories. It is an amazing piece of work, you can see it here. Another amazing inspirational blogger is Photographic Memory.
I will continue to update this blog in 2012. I have received tremendous support from the blogging community and look forward to sharing 2012 with all of you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR