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Desperately seeking a re-entry strategy!

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First day back after a week out, and I’m spinning madly trying to figure where to start. Usually when I’m out this long, so is everybody else (I’m usually gone this long for ALA or int he dead of summer). This time, I was at Internet Librarian, and in addition to be going gone a week int he heart of the semester, I am ridiculously inspired and motivated in 6 different directions (there are 4 blog posts trying to write themselves in my brain right now, not including this one!), I am doing an IL wrap up next week, and giving a paper at Library 2.011 the following week. I made an18 point to-do list while waiting for my computer to boot, and and writing this post in hopes that it will help me figure out where to begin. Alas, no luck.

Do you have a re-entry strategy? I really want to harvest the energy I’ve got swirling and inspiring me, but I feel like the most important things to knock off are the administrative details which by nature will kill all that marvelous energy.

I feel a bit like the White Rabbit, running mad. Advice?

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2 thoughts on “Desperately seeking a re-entry strategy!

  1. lists! I am such a list person- it helps with dumping the contents of your brain out and then you can start to see the patterns and tracks of thought that run together. From there I usually pull the priorities out and put them on the white board and draw or add notes about what I want to do. :)

    • I’ve been doing a lot of lists this morning! Lists are odd creatures, no? They are a way to tame chaos, but I find that making lists causes exponential growth….

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