NOTE: I started writing this post late last summer but decided not to share it at that time as “Well done is better than well said.” It has been a particularly crazy busy year for me and yet I love blogging, sharing my stories, and (hopefully) helping others in the process.
This unfinished post had become a catch all for deleted edits from other posts– those have been removed. To keep my blog top of mind on various search engines, and to touch base with my readers, I’d like to share what I wrote last summer…
I hope you’ve had a fun, relaxing, and adventurous summer!
I have been away from writing new blog posts since last May. Chalk it up to burnout or the busy-ness of spring end of school year activities and summer travels, I was not able to adequately research or put a coherent set of thoughts together beyond the 140 characters in a Tweet. I have been inspired by certain topics yet needed to recharge my batteries, take a step back, and get re-oriented to what is my purpose for writing this blog (beyond the usual rant…).
QUICK PREVIEW OF POTENTIAL UPCOMING TOPICS:
- Summary of the Architecture + 2030– (a 40-hour program I attended last fall)
- Sequel post to my 3-part series on Julia Morgan, California’s first licensed female Architect
- ‘How to improve architectural education’- part II (sharing further insights from the AIA 2012 sessions I had attended)
- An Op-Ed Piece on Facebook and trollish online behavior
- “Preparing to Attend Architecture School.”- a Guide for Parents and Students
NEW INTRO FOR THIS POST:
In preparing for the A.R.E. (the Architecture Registration Exam) back in the mid-1990′s I listened to “The Psychology of Winning” a tape series by Dennis Waitley. It was quite a kick in the pants– which was exactly what I needed. Something tells me that’s exactly what I need again– I’ll need to re-order them on DVD since I loaned them out to my brother (actually, he might have returned them and they’re hiding out on a bookshelf somewhere around here).
One theme Mr. Waitley drove home was taking responsibility for ourselves in every way. And he emphasized the wise use of time. My biggest takeaway was the attitude adjustment I would need to make in order to accomplish my goals. More on that in a later post (probably the one on preparing for architecture school or to take the A.R.E.).
Update: I also sat for the NCIDQ exam and am grateful to announce I have passed two of the three sections (Sections 1 and 2). I’ll be sharing more about that experience, too.
I look forward to getting back into the swing of things.
I would love to know what topics are of interest to you? Please share your preferences in the Comment Section below. Thanks!