Thanks(?) to Dave (via Nancy White and so on) for the kick to create a blog post ... this time with a theme! Here the five (or so) things people might not know about me:
- I have a bunch of hometowns: I grew up in itty bitty Lodi, WI and spent every summer with my friends and cousins at my favorite place in the world ... Fish Lake. I now hop around among my adopted hometowns of Chicago, New York / Hoboken and Gouldsboro and get back to my original hometown of Lodi (to visit mom) as often as possible. [Update: Oooh! I forgot my very first hometown - I was the bi-product of a fun filled (apparently) vacation in New Orleans and my Grandma called me Dixie the entire time my then 40 year old mom was pregnant - too much information?]
- I had (but lost) many talents: In high school, I played the saxophone in the band, appeared in a handful of musicals, became the first girl on the boys golf team (we didn't have a girl's team), and was the captain of the volleyball team.
- I had (but gave up) a great career: After 16 years as an insurance underwriter, I gave up the bright lights and glamour to pursue my edtech geek passions.
- I want permanent "student" status: My goal has always been to have a current student ID card in my wallet. I have been largely successful in achieving this goal with student ID cards from University of Wisconsin-Madison (BBA in Finance '85 - '89), University of Illinois at Chicago (MBA '94 - '96), New York University (Instructional Design courses '05) and Indiana University (MS in Instructional Systems Technology '06+). Now, with this whole informal learning path I'm on, I see that the ID card isn't mandatory in order to achieve "student" status.
- Go Badgers! 'Nuf said.
Now, to Joanne, Doug, TravelinEdMan, Chris and Jane - tag, you are it! Please share with the world the 5 things people might not know about you!
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