Basics – Pay the rent.
Plan – Expand portfolio. Fold into Basics and leave to set.
Motivation – Sprinkle with expectations and nudging emails.
Compulsion – Scratch brain-itching ideas onto paper. Makes fuel.
I like finding out stuff so I’m always researching something. And I love learning. If there was such a job as a Professional Learner (outside the upper echelons of academia), I would be doing that.
Imagine my glee when I discovered FutureLearn. This is an online education site, globally accessible, with free courses delivered by real universities. Currently, I’m learning about nutrition and Shakespeare (the two topics are unconnected … so far).
I’m also currently behind schedule in both courses, as I’ve taken on too much – kind of like piling a load of lovely food onto your plate then discovering your eyes are bigger than your stomach (figuratively, of course; I know this is factually incorrect because I have been studying the digestive system).
Hopefully I won’t collapse into a gloopy, deadline saturated mess of writing, teaching and learning, and can at least survive until December.