I've been thinking for quite some time about making some big changes. I'm always so wrapped up in what I think others expect of me that I make that into what I expect of myself. I've always felt that I've been good at one thing: academics. So, that's what I've always focused on. I used to joke that I could be a career student, but I always meant that I would be a traditional student (college student now that I've long moved on from the standard K-12). That idea is beginning to shift now. I'm shifting that idea.
I'm the type of person who would be doing oh-so-well in school right now. As in standardized-tests-every-time-you-take-a-breath. And, I'm weirdly ashamed of that. It's definitely not cool to be good at school. I think that I might also be smart as well as good at school, but I sometimes even question that. I've never been able to come up with a very good definition of intelligence, and I think that's because there are many different kinds of intelligence.
So, I'm working on some other areas right now. At least, I will be. I'm starting to calm down and get comfortable in my own space again. I have big plans brewing. All of them depend on me working with others, which is probably for the best because I am accountable to someone else. Most everything is in the idea-phase, which is a good place to be (says one who does a lot of living in her head). Here's hoping these ideas take off.
I feel a bit like I'm about to jump and hope there's a net. And, that's just silly, because I have a wonderful support system. I've got a great resource at my disposal right now: time. So, really, it's more like I'm hopping off a curb onto a nice, friendly neighborhood street.
It's springtime -- a time of renewal, yes? Any other plans (big, small, otherwise) on anyone else's horizons?