I was out of the Ed Tech world for a brief 8 weeks and now that I have returned it feels like coming home. I left Ed Tech and my area of expertise because I wasn’t sure I was in the right field anymore. I was bored, tired, and not challenged. I equated all of that with a need for a career change. As I look back on that time I realize (the hard way) that I didn’t need a career change, I needed a work place change.
I was reminded of this at the ETUG (Educational Technology Users’ Group) Conference on Monday and Tuesday. I was reminded that my professional community completely rocks, that I bond and connect with this group of people so effortlessly and I feel so supported by each member. I was reminded that even though I took a hiatus I was welcomed back with open arms and that I do have value to bring to this dynamic group of people.
Thanks to everyone who attend the ETUG conference. It was great to see all of you again and to meet new faces!