The pandemic has been referred to as 'The Great Reassessment' and 'The Great Realignment'
The 'New Normal' continues to evolve. We have been prompted (forced? encouraged?) to look deeply within ourselves and to evaluate our lives from a totally new perspective, and it happened almost overnight. On the plus side, we have had opportunities to learn some very valuable things during this time that we very likely would not have done if the year had been more in line with what we've been accustomed to. Many of us began looking within ourselves rather than outside for joy, contentment and answers to our questions.
'THE NEW NORMAL' IS NOT STATIC. REINVENT YOURSELF!
It is now the middle of 2021 and the world is still in turmoil. Things will continue to evolve well after the pandemic ends, so the best each of us can do is to keep learning how to adapt and evolve.
What do you see in the image to the left?
This is a cropped but otherwise unaltered photograph of grounds remaining in a cup of espresso after the liquid was consumed.
Your perception is your personal insight and interpretation into what you are looking at and you cannot possibly be 'wrong'!
I see a horse, however, others have seen the profile of a man and more. Some didn't even see the horse until I pointed it out and I did not see the profile until someone pointed it out to me!
Want to see more of this kind of imagery? Go to the 'WHAT DO YOU SEE' page!
Elaine has been teaching for almost 30 years at the community college and university level. As part of her role as an educator, she has often served as orchestrator, mentor, motivator, guide and sometimes as a friend.
Students have always come from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of lifestyles and experiences. Elaine has worked with returning students who are parents, full and part time employees in the workforce, active duty military, retired military, people needing re-certification for work, young adults, some still in still in high school utilizing running start programs. The list goes on!
This new adventure is along the same lines; assisting people in defining, working towards and achieving their goals and dreams.