There are some mornings when you feel like you should have something to say and have little to say, and so you end up writing a stream of consciousness into your blog. This, is one of those mornings..... Not of course that there is anything wrong with stream of consciousness, indeed I think it is to be encouraged as a way of freeing ones mind to write more freely. This, of course, is exactly what Morning Pages are as described within The Artists Way. I would recommend this book if you have a desire to be more creative and unleash your creative side.
It's 6.18am and I am back from my morning run. I am pretty pleased this morning as I took 20 secs of my 3km pace. I have not run for about 4 days, and I think the resting of my legs and some good run/walks in Brisbane helped move me up a notch. For a good section of this morning's run, I would not even say I found it hard, which is good, because normally I loathe running with every pore in my body, even though I know it is doing me good. The fact that I am down over 2kgs and my clothes are fitting differently, are enough to keep me going, let alone other things which mean I am keen to be in good shape.
The third episode of Library Chat went live yesterday. This time the discussion is with Sue Roberts, former Librarian at Victoria University in Wellington and now CEO and State Librarian of Victoria. It's a great discussion about leading in change, innovation and risk taking. Sue is always a pleasure to talk with. I am very pleased with how Library Chat is going, it seems to be growing in profile with each episode. Having just been at Information Online in Brisbane and interviewed a senior manager in an Australian library, listenership seems to have gone up in Australia too. A big YAY!
Sign language begins again today. I am very pleased to be getting back into it, but a tad nervous. This will evaporate once I am there and have seen my new classmates etc. My sign has kept up over the break thanks to some lovely BBQ's, coffees and dinners with friends who sign. I am enjoying this part of my life immensely.
The Dialogue Project is a Fringe Festival show that my friends Josie Campbell and Anna Connell have out together. It features famous dialogues, which are tweeted in their entirety by Josie and Anna, before a video recording of the dialogue spoken by some very talented individuals is released. Well some very talented individuals and me ;-) I encourage you to have a look, I was in the first one covering a very famous scene from a very famous movie, and I have another one coming as well. Excellent fun, and great to support such creativity. Thanks to Josie and Anna for letting me be a part of their show.