Hey, y’all, hey! How’re things in your neck the woods? Yesterday was our official return to work day after the summer break {I’m a 12-month employee, so no summer break for me} and it was good to see a bunch of familiar faces. We couldn’t have our normal convocation because COVID, so we had a virtual professional development day for our faculty. I presented information about the library, but I always get nervous with online presentations because you can’t tell if you’re connecting with the group or not. And I didn’t get any feedback when I asked if there were questions, so… Of course, I spent all last night overthinking about it and now I’m tired as heck. deep sigh Anyway, you didn’t come here to listen to me lament about online presentations, you came here for 10 on the 10th!


How old were you when you started school? Did you attend pre-kinder and/or kinder or go straight to first grade?

My sister and I {we’re twins} started kindergarten at five years old. I remember the teachers recommended that they put us in separate classrooms so that we’d develop individually {even though we’re fraternal}, so we used to meet at the sink on a pretty regular basis to “wash” our hands and see how the other was doing. Eventually, the teachers caught on and we weren’t allowed to wash our hands at the same time.

Were you a good student? What was your favorite subject?

I was an incredibly good student. Pretty much from first grade until about the eleventh grade, I used finish my work in my classes and then wander over to my sister’s class and either do her work for her or her teachers would give me an assignment to do {they had long since given up sending me back to my class}. My favorite subjects were English and history. I loved the research and the storytelling.

As a child, did you take music lessons? Or play a sport? Do you still play an instrument now?

Ha! No. Not only do not have any rhythm but I’m uncoordinated as well.

Did you attend any kind of training or classes beyond high school? If so, what did you study? Did you wind up working in a profession or job for which those classes or training prepared you?

After I separated from the Army, I went back to college and earned an Associate’s in Education, a Bachelor’s and Master’s in American History, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science. For quite a few years after graduation, I worked as an adjunct instructor and librarian. Now, I’m the Director of Library Services at our local community college, where I’m also the social media coordinator.

Have you taken any personal growth or adult education classes for fun? During the year that was COVID, did you home school, learn a new app to work from home, teach yourself to do something you might have paid someone else to do for you?

After taken several photography courses through Click Community. You can take a look at a few of the tutorials they offer here.

What would you like to learn how to do that you don’t know how to do already?

I’d like to learn videography. The chancellor and vice chancellor would like for us to start sharing more video on our social media accounts. I also think it’d be fun to do a few videos here and there on the blog.

Name something that you learned easily. Then name something that was a struggle for you to learn to do.

I used to learn foreign languages pretty easily. I studied French in high school and Japanese in college. And, when I was in elementary school, I was in a Spanish immersion class. Of course, I don’t speak any of those languages now because I never used them. I’ve thought about taking some sort of class just to pick it up again, but I’m lazy.

What’s the last thing you remember learning? What kind of learner are you: visual, auditory, hands-on/kinesthetic, verbal, logical/mathematical?

Ummmm, the last thing I remember learning? I’m not really sure. I’m a hands-on learner

Hard to teach an old dog new tricks, school of hard knocks, pass with flying colors, learn by heart, burn the midnight oil, pull an all-nighter, play hooky – which of these expressions best fits your life lately? Why?

I think I’m a combination of them all. It really just depends upon the situation.

What is something you’ve learned from past mistakes?

Don’t expect you from other people.

Bonus: share your favorite learning/education quote.

“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” – Zora Neale Hurston

ABOUT 10 on the 10th

10 on the 10th is hosted by Leslie at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After. Leslie took over hosting duties in 2020 and, in true Leslie fashion, she decided to tweak things a bit…

Every other prompt will be 10 questions about a particular season or theme.  Leslie will share the questions a week before the 10 on the 10th post goes live.  The other prompts are asking you to make a list of things on the theme given.

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