Remember as a kid one of the first assignments of the school year was to write about what you did on your summer vacation? In that spirit, I’ve jotted down a few things I learned while enjoying a three week holiday this summer:
- Crossing off bucket list items equals perma-grin. Must plan for more (skydiving and bucket list items.)
- Hiking 40 minutes for a 40 second snowboard ride in 25 degree weather is totally worth it.
- A rare #lrnchat appearance for me translated into learning about Amplify, a new conversation platform (thanks again @simbeckhampson).
- Likemind Vancouver is early (damn early!) but always guarantees great conversation.
- Extending online connections to face-to-face meetings reaffirms the power of social media. Hi @johnathonv, @jwillenski and @jonhusband!
- WordPress wasn’t as scary as I thought and starting a second blog is adding a valuable new layer to my personal knowledge management.
- Four people, three dogs, two boat rides and one cabin on lovely Keats Island made two days feel like four. Time really is relative.
- Solo driving time provided unexpected mental relaxation and some new ideas for leadership development.
- The Mount Baker Highway version of pausing to smell the flowers: stopping at a random bridge can turn into a gorgeous three mile hike along a river.
- Free time + my Kindle = 10 books read.
- Spending the afternoon at a secluded spot along the Nootka River was a great way to enjoy the last sunny day of my vacation. My batteries are officially recharged.
What did you learn on your summer vacation?