Blogging as a way to reflect on oneself is such a rewarding experience.
But WOW is it hard. And by hard, I mean it's hard to find the meaningful time to Pause, Reflect and Write. I’ve used my blog here to reflect at times but also to share ideas and resources in depth and I got to tell you… the times I reflect are the hardest and most time consuming.
One way in which that many of us turn to as a way to reflect is to simply take and share our photos. Those wonderfully, powerful little phones in our pockets can so much and by taking more and more photos of our daily lives, they helps us remember and reflect back on what we've done. The BEST tool to use hands down for managing your photos is Google Photos. I've raved about this in the past, but here is a link to a gallery of some of my pics from CUE 17.
Now in this post, I wanted to reflect and write about all my incredible experiences while at the CUE conference in Palm Springs. But having three Professional Development packed days makes it a bit challenging to it all write down. So, I thought I would reflect in a different way… an infographic. I’ve done a few of these before; one for my year in review as a TOSA and one as a look back on my summer. This time I created a CUE 17 “Conference by the Numbers” Google Drawing document, shared it out on Twitter and offered it anyone else. I find this easier and also a bit more fun than just writing. For example, I could emphasize the craziness of the conference by putting down how many miles I walked in one day. By posting this on Twitter allowed others to tell their stories and experiences. So… my blog post for today is not just sharing out MY CUE by the numbers but a collection of others as well. You can click forward in the slideshow below to see many of these reflection infographics. If you would like to be included just open the Google Drawing template here, make your own, post it on Twitter with #CUE17, tag me on the post and I’ll add you.