So apparently I need a hobby….
I categorize myself as a very passionate person and the thing I am most passionate about is libraries. They have always been in my life through volunteering or studying and my entire professional career so far has been in either a public or academic library.
In viewing the lecture on Reflective Practice there was some part (7:20) where the discussion of getting worn out came up. I have been thinking about this quite a bit and trying to figure out in this culture of “always being on brand” how can one quietly step away to recharge?
It is also hard for me to understand the need to step away to recharge when I feel like the work is what gets me charged. When libraries are the happy place, how does one wrestle with the idea of stepping away in order to provide your best self in all aspects of your life? The answer from the lecture was Balance…a word that my passionate self does not understand.
So I know I need a hobby, and I am sure I will find one. But if I do what I always do when I have a question, my quest will take me back to the place where I have always found the answers…the library.
But what if…on this zig-zag path called life it is time to turn. To gain a change in perspective. And in this change perhaps new knowledge will be found, new relationships formed, new connections created. And all this brought back to the library, but then spread immediately back out to my community as I continue to teach and connect. As Stacie Ledden (LOVE HER) said, “We find the best trends outside of Libraries”
So….what is out there? A hobby I hope. I need one.