The 2015 BC Library Conference was beyond fantastic. Every session that I attended was amazing, and I am inspired in numerous ways. Two sessions I attended, and the panel that I sat on had a real impact on me.
These sessions really focused on reflective practice, sticking to our ideals and that living authentically is valuable. I want to contribute to honest discussions and becoming the best person, and therefore member of the library community.
So, here are three things that I am insecure about:
- Getting older. I am getting close to thirty, and while I know that I have accomplished much professionally, I haven’t met many of the “social” goals that many of my peers have. And I haven’t reconciled how I feel about that.
- Writing. I am very insecure about my writing skills. Which is troubling because I love to write (see: this blog), but I don’t write creatively as much as I once did.
- Not knowing myself well-enough. Something I try not to think about too much, which isn’t healthy. But I have surrounded myself with goals that education and career focused and haven’t reflected on the rest of me.
By writing these items out, I hope to find opportunities to work with them, and be a better me.
But, to balance it, here are 5 things about myself that I like:
- My own. I am an ebook expert. I also hold a lot of knowledge about the publishing industry.
- My love of instruction and sharing information helps me be effective in what I do.
- I believe in what the library community can accomplish, and that hasn’t diminished over time.
- I deeply value my library technician diploma, am happy about my MLIS, and those years of education and immersion in practice.
- My relationships with family, friends and colleagues help me out immensely.
I know what I do, but I need to better learn who I am.
Here’s to personal growth!