I just ran across this post from the LifeRemix collection of blogs. The Top 5 Reasons to Be a Jack of All Trades… COOL! I do feel like I’m a Jack of All Trades, I certainly wouldn’t say master of none. I spend my days doing a wide range of different activities with three grade levels, not to mention the class management activities and online learning. I have begun to wonder if I shouldn’t focus my energy more. Reduce my interests to a few vital activities, allowing me to spend more time on them and maybe mastering something for once?
So maybe I can draft a list of my priorities here?
Family (Did you have to ask?)
This next one is hard, do I put music before my work?
Work – this is what I do to sustain my family.
Graduate School – this is what I do to sustain my work.
Music is what I do to sustain my soul.
Thats four very important things, easy enough to make a short list of the important stuff but what you don’t know is all the little stuff that I connect to these four simple things. This blog for example is an extension of my work and grad school. I use this it provide information to my students and to post grad work. This blog is a extension of my professional development, so that I can advance in my career, becoming a better provider for the family. I spent countless hour working on this blog over the summer. Time I might have spent doing something else? I don’t know, this is becoming more important to me as I add more content. If only there where people that read this stuff, then I could justify it. (Yes, I suppose that Sara counts)
I might be able to list stuff that I do but should eliminate, but I don’t know if I can. I do try to trim where I can. For example, today I deleted a couple of podcast subscriptions that I don’t have time to listen to anymore now that school is back in session. I’m not sure that I have a bunch of little things that I can drop like that…