This Five Blogger Heroes Meme has been a bit of a love fest – lots of warmth and fuzziness all around. I guess there has been some backlash to the whole exercise, and I can’t honestly say that surprises me. I can see how it may seem a bit sappy. However, some of the incredibly nice things that people wrote about this blog did absolute wonders for me. I admit it – being mentioned by Walt Crawford, Meredith Farkas, Mark Lindner and Jason from Thus Spoke Pragmantic Librarian lifted my spirits – and helped rejuvenate me quite a bit. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all!
The past several weeks have been difficult. I got involved in trying to help students at SCSU (especially in regards to online classes) get some consolidated voice to effect some positive change. It has been tough. I expected some backlash, but it kind of knocked me for a loop anyway (mostly due to the fact that I take everything so seriously – and allow guilt to take hold way too easily). I’ve had things happen at work that are driving me crazy. On top of this, I’ve had some minor health issues. I recently found out that I have low levels of potassium – and am now drinking orange juice like mad. I have to go get my levels retested next week. Two weeks ago, I got a phone call about some other routine medical testing that I had done. “We see something here on this x-ray and need to schedule a followup.” Luckily, it all turned out ok, but I was an absolute basket case between the time of the phone call and the follow-up visit. Not fun!
So, I’ve been a bit out of sorts. I was losing interest in school a bit – finding it difficult to distance myself from from all of the work I had been doing with fellow students in order to work on homework. So, it made my month to know that people appreciate the time and effort that I spend on this blog. I feel the warmth and fuzziness of love surrounding me – and I’m cool with that.