Wednesday, December 2, 2009

posted Dec 2, 2009, 1:53 PM by Jeremy Poehnert   [ updated Dec 2, 2009, 2:00 PM ]
The semester is almost over - there are really only two weeks left...

Tomorrow I'm doing my presentation for Reflective Practice, which is about this website!  Specifically it's about how I've used this site as a reflective tool this semester, and how I intend to continue in that vein.

I'm a little nervous about it because it will involve some self-disclosure.  I realized that part of why I've enjoyed working on this site is that it provides me a stable, safe place to celebrate positive things, in a place (my little corner of the web) that I control.  I'm feeling pretty stressed lately (lost my job, lost my marriage, maybe losing my condo, dealing with certain health issues), so having my own special place for reflection and even celebration online is comforting.

The trick is to present that without over-disclosing, or making it seem like I want folks to pity me somehow.  So it's a tricky balance of communicating my motivation, without making it a counseling session!

I do love this website, though, and I'm excited to share my thoughts about the process of reflecting on all this stuff...