Courageous, Fearless…that is reflecting on reflection!

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My last reflection 😦

This past semester has thought me valuable skills, and ones that I want to renew and make perfect.

Reflection learning has been tricky..

Blogging has been easyish…..

I was always the type of person to keep a diary, however I never would read back over my thoughts, it felt strange like it was someone else that had wrote down these ideas, or dreams.

However now I have begun to see how rewarding it is to look and question your work. It gives you a sense of achievement and a reason to pursue new ideas and challenge them, asking questions of yourself and others.

The two blogs that were posted for us to read have been magnificent, I have learned that so many scholars that I had already known keep reappearing in this discipline, so I keep being surprised.

I really connect with the framework for reflection.. the most effective part for me is to Observe: here I ask myself to look at myself and my views on the current topic, then I look to see others ideas..some of these I find amazing and then I realise I’m jealous! Why could I not see that?? Or why can’t I write that way??? However, I take a deep breath and go “if you think you can do better try”….. It is tough to criticise you own work, and see someone else’s work as ten times better then yours. In school and college you only know how good your work is by the grade you get, here its different you grade your own work!!!!

The effect this learning experience has had on me as a person is truly amazing  I am more confident now then I ever was with my writing abilities, I was never that confident with my ability to do academic work, having left school with very low grades, and not feeling I was not clever enough to return to college, it has been tough.

Returning to college in 2009 as an mature student was a dream come true..and to be doing a post grad.. well words can’t describe how I feel. Today I am stronger and more confident with my ability to produce good solid work.

One day I hope to approach a management position and know that I can succeed in it, that I don’t always have to be a follower, I can become a leader!

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