Hey Folks! It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to muster the emotional energy to blog, and I’m sorry. I promise this is the start of getting back in the saddle.
2020 has been an emotional rollercoaster. I presented at my first ATDTK in San Jose this past February, and had a blast, and then returned to a very chaotic world. A family member was hospitalized, we thought they were rebounding, and then it took a turn for the worse…and then COVID-19 hit and in the middle of preparing for a funeral and postponing a funeral, we were faced with a stay home order. We’ve been home, much like everyone else, and for the past two months and I have been waffling between feeling completely fine and entirely falling apart. I know I’m not the only one who’s experiencing this.
While things in these parts have not returned to normal (and who knows when they will), there are a few good things that I have been truly appreciating:
1. The Alchemy Lab
When my pal Clint reached out to gauge interest in participating in or speaking at a free online Learning & Development (L&D) conference, I gladly offered to speak. There’s an amazing list of speakers, and while the conference is free, all donations go to support local food banks – all of these things are wins in my books!
The Alchemy Lab is happening on May 9th and 10th, and I’ll be speaking at 12pm PST on the 10th – Top Tips: Articulate Storyline 360. Even if you fancy yourself well-versed in Storyline, I’m confident I can pull out a tip or two for all skill-levels to help make you a more well-oiled and efficient developer, so I look forward to seeing you there!
2. Animal Crossing
I am not a gamer. I enjoy Super Mario games, having grown up on them. I love me some Ratchet & Clank, but I would never consider myself particularly good at playing video games. Enter Animal Crossing: A game that came to market when everyone in the world needed a mindless distraction from all that’s going on. I. AM. OBSESSED.
Again – I know I’ve been absent on the blog and in my usual L&D circles, but I’m planning a comeback. Things have just been a bit more difficult than usual for me (and likely many of us), so your patience is appreciated.