Saturday, 1 September 2012

Latest happenings

It’s been a while since I last blogged as I have been really busy with finishing off my Chartership portfolio. It’s now finished and submitted, and all I can do is wait! It feels quite strange to have let go of it; it’s been part of my life for over a year! If I pass, I’ll write a post on my tips for putting together your portfolio. If I don’t pass, then it’s back to it!

I’ve decided I’d like to give some more time to my non-LIS interests for a while.  I’ve enrolled in Spanish evening classes, which I’m really looking forward to. I love languages and started learning Spanish when I was at uni, but have since forgotten much of it, so it will be good to start again and try to keep it up.

I’ve also started a new blog about something which has become important to me recently – travel, specifically solo travel. I’ve experienced and learnt lots during the trips I’ve done so far so I thought I should start writing it all down. Hopefully it might be of interest or use to other people too.

Other plans include looking into studying geology and volcanoes in some way, picking up on the half-finished poetry collection and the various ideas for novels that I have sitting on my computer, and starting street or hiphop dance again.

I’m by no means reducing my LIS activities though! I will be continuing to look after LISNPN, and within my CDG role I’m currently starting to help plan an event for new professionals in Bristol later this year. There is also going to be lots to do at work as the new academic year begins, with new responsibilities and challenges, so I am expecting to be kept busy.

Good luck with the new academic year, everyone! Don’t forget to take some time for yourself every so often.

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