Last week I started a continuing education course at the University of Toronto, the foundations course and first of three required to obtain a certificate in Digital Strategy & Communications Management. As it turns out, one of the two major projects of the course is to start a blog.
I wasn’t feeling too excited about the prospect of starting yet another blog that I was going to have to maintain. I already have a couple that aren’t exactly thriving at the moment. And I’ve said before that when I spend all day (and often many hours in the early mornings and evenings) on social media for my professional day job, it’s kind of the last thing I want to do in my increasingly shrinking personal time.
However, I was happy to discover once I got to class that I could use an existing blog. If my instructor Eden Spodek is reading this right now, hopefully she’ll approve my rather varied topic(s) of interest… (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)
It already feels like the kick in the seat of the pants that I needed to breathe some life into this well established but languishing blog. There’s innumerable reasons why I’ve let it slide in priority — huge family earthquakes and after shocks; massive upheavals of home and hearth. But in recent months life has returned more or less to some kind of stability, even if only temporarily, so it’s a good time for me to focus on some writing, some photos and all my favourite things. And just maybe, by posting about it here, I’ll really start to feel like I’ve settled in again.