Connecting

Entry 002

Today I was the virtual buddy for the first time in ages for a Virtually Connecting session. I was not as active in 2019 as I had been in previous years and I truly miss the experience of gratitude expressed by all involved.

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? Today was a lot of meetings and catching up on tasks. Meeting with Roberto to discuss next week’s launch of our course for the Masters in Cybersecurity that we are co-teaching, coffee talk with Pablo and Miguel. I cleaned up my annual progress report and met with the department chair to discuss personal as well as team progress. The Virtually Connecting session went very well and I took care of some needed tasks here at home. Some fun times playing with the family and the dog to bring levity to a lot of stress about the world outside the four walls of our home.
  2. What did you enjoy? That Virtually Connecting session where we demonstrated for the TCC2020 conference what Virtually Connecting is about. You can check out the entry on the site about that session and I will link the video recording below.
  3. What did you find difficult? Today was a bunch of tasks for teaching, for consulting and home activities, it can be difficult tackling many little items while knowing there are a few larger tasks that I still need to tackle this week.
  4. What has changed? I felt appreciated with the volunteer work for Virtually Connecting. That in itself is not a change as I know the community that is the group of people appreciates when I can pitch in. The change was making being a part of that group again a priority. It means dropping other projects and that is something I have been working on over the last few months.

Featured Image Credit

Image of my setup for a virtually connecting session.
“2017/365/157 Virtually Connecting” flickr photo by kenbauer https://flickr.com/photos/ken_bauer/34754138010 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license

 

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