First isn’t always best

August 25, 2010

When I think about “first,” I usually think about best, as in “first place.” Or the lead, as in being out front in a race. Or perhaps being first-born, as in what I am in my family.

In thinking about what to write for my first post in my first blog, however, it strikes me that “first” hopefully will not be the best! I plan to be writing this blog for a long time, and after years of writing other things I know the value of striving to continually improve my craft. I write a lot; I write to “think out loud” when I’m by myself, to gather my thoughts for a new project, or to sound out some ideas by putting them on paper and seeing how they flow. I write to keep a record, such as when I’m on a journey and I want to remember what the experience felt like when I was in the middle of it.

These are some of the same reasons I decided to finally get going and launch the Learning Evangelist. It’s been in the planning stages (in my mind, anyway) for a long time – a “home base” from which to join the exciting conversation I see happening online every day. I hope to contribute to that conversation and exchange ideas and continue to learn from all of you each and every day. Learning is, after all, a journey…a glorious journey through life! Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame said it best: “Life is a banquet…and most poor suckers are starving to death!”

Won’t you join me at the banquet?

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