9X9X25 Challenge

Below are all syndicated blog posts from the 9X9X25 Writing Challenge. See also the list of active blogs.

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Skate

Working from home this morning began with an early walk in the snow. I went down to see the new ice rink by the clock tower. It was deserted and perfect and nothing beats an open air skating rink and I had somehow forgotten the magic of it. And OF COURSE I listened to Kathleen Edwards in my head. Because I also don’t have hockey skates. youtu.be/xcjOPLQx8Bc This is something I would never have done on a Thursday morning in […]

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Snap Decision

How are you? Simple question and how I start most classes. This week though…week 12…I unleashed a torrent. Stressed. Anxious. Scared. Really stressed. Behind. Tired. Exhausted. Too much to do. Did we mention STRESSED? It was a good conversation. Online classes are taking a toll. It feels like more work even if it really isn’t (I’ve reflected on this before and no doubt shall again). Deadlines and assignments seem hard to find. Online is harder. Without analyzing all this (another […]

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Not to be taken lightly

See what I’m reading this gloomy Sunday to know that this post is not an easy one… I lost the bubble in November, spent a good 10 days barely functioning before realizing I needed to take a deep breath and then coming out on the other side with a new appreciation for Burnout, what it is, and how it can hit you out of the blue. I’m not sure I’d have really known what to even look for if a […]

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Reflection on Leadership

Succinctly describe how you have grown as a leader duringthe program and how you will demonstrate your learning in your role moving forward.module 3, LDP In 2019-2020, I had an opportunity to participate in St. Lawrence College’s Leadership Development Program. Divided into three intensive modules over the course of the academic year, we covered Personal Leadership, Team Leadership, and Organizational Leadership. Our final task was in part to complete a succinct reflection–we were assigned this just as COVID broke and […]

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Only Connect

Anyone who knows me is aware of my love of EM Forster’s novels, the restrained and deliberate prose, the precision on his word choices, the delicate characterization that surprises the reader with its immense depth. Those friends of mine also know that one of my favourite quotes (the one my daughter painted for me in the Doctor Who language of Gallifrey…because in our house we appreciate the intersectionality of geek and literature) is Only Connect from Forster’s Howard’s End. “Only […]

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Objectivity in Nursing Research

In today’s readings for my philosophy course, we are asked to consider: the meaning of truth, the role of trust in knowledge development, how I understand science, truth, and objectivity the contribution of knowledge development to nursing practice Adapted from an image found on Pixabay. Positioning Myself Over the past few days, we have discussed the importance of positioning oneself when conducting research – and in this case, blogging. I am a PhD student at Queen’s University with the School […]

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September

Back to school this week…except most of us are not back at all, but are working from home this semester. There are benefits to that: I can eat breakfast while checking email. Walk the dog when I need a break from the computer screen. Take advantage of flexible hours such as starting work at 6:30 am and then taking a mid morning break to go for a bike ride or practice yoga. I think on the whole it is healthier […]

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