Kidding. But I did already forget that Bloganuary is a thing. It’s not in my Todoist app or calendar, so…I’m blogging while I cook dinner.
Good news, for me— the last few prompts didn’t call to me. No FOMO about writing a poem about rain, tracing back my family tree (hello trauma my old friend), or reminiscing about the best gift I received (spoiler alert, it’s the dog, a gift from us to us).
The January 10th prompt is about a book that changed your life. And I have many!
One is Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood. It got me interested in her writing, and it left a lasting impact on my 9th grade (or 10th-12th? I can’t remember) self. It captures teen girl culture and the cruelty therein like no other.
Another is Made to Stick by the Heath brothers. It influenced how I communicate, create, and teach.
And one more for good measure: Design for How People Learn by Julie Dirksen. It’s always close by, a permanent quick reference guide for when I need some instructional design inspiration. Which is always, really. At least right now. And maybe for the next year as I keep finding my feet in this strange world of corporate-but-not-quite-it’s-weird-hard-to-explain…. ID work.
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Clea, your writing is so refreshing and humorous!
And, yes, to that ‘family tree’ prompt!
Thank you! It’s very “rushed, in the moment, no editing” writing these days…which isn’t always smart for me to do, but I’m glad this post landed well with you :).
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I understand. 🙂