A huge new chapter is about to begin – Baby Dickinson is due to arrive and my life is about to change massively, something that I am both excited and terrified about!
I left work with a heavy heart this week – and it made me realise how much I love my job! Not only my actual job but all of the amazing people that I work with. Don’t get me wrong, I am SO excited to become part of a family but I also love my role as eLearning Lead and will miss it terribly whilst I am on maternity leave (although people have told me that I won’t have time to miss it!).
I’ve organised my KIT (Keeping in Touch) Days so that I can still keep up to date with everything but I will also be keeping in touch on Twitter. This is my own personal choice – not something that I have been asked to do. In the world of eLearning, things change, develop and are created so rapidly and, for me, I feel I need to keep up to date with this. If you think about the changes in the last year in Seesaw, Book Creator and GoNoodle (just to name a few), I need to keep up to date with these changes. It will make coming back to work so much easier when my maternity leave ends.
I also have some of the most amazing friends and met the most amazing tweeps on Twitter. These educators are my Professional Learning Network; colleagues and educators who have supported me in my role, both professionally and personally. Using Twitter is a way of keeping in touch with these amazing people whilst I am off.
So, you may see me tweeting but worry not! I’m not ‘working’ on maternity leave. I am keeping myself professionally sane and up to date so that, when I return, refreshed and revitalised(!), then I will be able to pick up where I left off, trying to support our schools to the best of my ability.
So, when one chapter ends, another begins… Motherhood is about to begin but I also need to remember and hold on to what makes me, me. But I promise, I will not bombard you with baby pictures, and certainly not ones of contraptions like the ones below – these are just so wrong!