I started Adventures In Learning to have a place to put my observations, opinions and frustrations about learning how to “BE” Agile for me personally and from what I observed around me. It was my safe place. When I first started writing I didn’t use my real name because, honestly, it made it easier for me to be completely authentic. Anonymity also meant, if I was completely off-base and crazy, no one would know it was me. I hoped others would, at some point, read what I wrote and be able to relate and maybe even learn from my experiences.
This blog still serves that original purpose for me personally and it has also expanded a bit. I have a co-author, Ed Wehr, who posts here regularly. Ed and I met in a class and I loved how different his approach was from mine. He commented on one of my posts one day which I then entered as it’s own post and asked him if he would like to join me in this blogging adventure. And, I am so thankful he said yes. We tried to stay in synch for a bit and post on the same topic weekly, but that stopped and we post what is on our mind. Personally, I think it’s better.
Later, to build on the purpose – to share “Adventures in Learning” – Ed and I invited others to use this forum to share their learning experiences too. I think the entries from others, including Ed, are what I really love about this blog now. There are so MANY experiences and different points of view out there and all of them offer something unique and valuable to the reader…even if it’s just a reminder.
Obviously, I post with my real name now which is a pretty good story if you go back to April (I think) 2013 and I am happy to report I am still authentic. I don’t claim to be a great or even good writer. There are misspellings and grammar mistakes. My thoughts wander a bit and cohesion is, at times, sacrificed completely. I am no longer worried about being called crazy. It’s not that I don’t believe I’m nuts…. I just don’t worry about others thinking I am any longer which is a great learning all by itself.
I appreciate you taking time to read the entries here and sincerely hope you benefit it some small way. If you’re interested in using this as a forum to share your own “Adventure In Learning”, the invitation stands and all you need to do is let Ed and I know. The more experiences there are here, the better a resource it becomes for others.
Thank you for the time you spend reading and your continued support,