Believe it or not 2018 is finally here.

I rang in the year at a New Year’s Spiritual Renewal Retreat at Kripalu and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I disconnected from my phone for 60+ hours and went through some rejuvenating yoga, meditation, and reiki sessions. And of course, I also got to chow down on some tasty organic food!

Now that i’m feeling refreshed, i’m ready to hit the ground running into 2018.

2017 was an exciting year.

What a busy time – I juggled a full time job and second year in my masters program all while trying to have a personal life. I traveled more than usual (Seattle, San Diego, Buffalo, Bennington, and Cape Cod). I became an aunt for the first time and even became a first time Cat mom!

2018 will bring more growth:

One of my major goals for this year is to use my voice more. This means writing (whether it be articles, tweeting, etc) and talking about all of the learning yumminess i’ve been practicing over the past few years.

It also means hitting the road to present at conferences. I’ll be heading to Orlando to present at Learning Solutions and Seattle for ISPI’s Annual Conference.

Another major goal is to continue practicing blending UX and Learning Design. During October of last year, I was fortunate enough to move into a Learning Experience Design role at my company. This introduced me to the world of wireframes, prototypes, design concepts, user personas, and much more.

Overall, i’m really excited to see where 2018 takes me and i’m wishing everyone a healthy and happy year ahead!

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