This weekend Agnes Scott hosted the Southeastern Writing Center Association’s mini-regional conference. It was great to meet others from nearby universities and hear what’s going on in their writing centers.
UNC Asheville presented about self-evaluations their tutors had completed. They gave us handouts they used to spark self-reflection and a few minutes to do some writing of our own. Before our writing time was up, I decided I’d list the qualities I love most about the coordinator and fellowship positions. My most enlightening statement:
I want to do people-centered, education-related, community-building, communication-enhancing work. I also love the role of manager (although, I much prefer the term, “collaborator”).
I’ve never written down such a list before, but grouping these qualities in one statement feels like an amazing accomplishment! I don’t know if I’ve known that those are the qualities I’ve been looking for, but now that I do, I feel pretty empowered. I also don’t know if such an articulate phrase would have happened for me in a spoken conversation. It’s different to work out something in writing–as most of us know but often forget.
While looking for a fun image for this post, I stumbled upon an excellent post by Zen Habits, 5 Powerful Reasons to Make Reflection a Daily Habit, and How to Do It. Exciting tips!
Thanks to UNCA for sparking my reflection. Have you had a particularly insightful reflective moment this week? I’d love to hear about it!