I've started this blog to take part in the cpd23 programme. I've heard about various 23 things programmes before but never taken part in one, and this one feels like it's come along at the perfect time. I'm starting to think about professional development more now than I'm coming to end of my MA which I've been doing part-time, so it feels like taking part in this programme will help launch me into life post-studying (if such a thing truly exists - it doesn't feel like it at the moment!).
This first thing, blogging, is the one I was most nervous about when I looked at the list. I've been reading lots of brilliant blogs for a while now and have found so much useful and inspiring stuff in them, but haven't had the confidence to start my own and join in (rubbish, I know). I'd like to get more involved, so this programme should be great for encouraging me to get stuck in and try new things. Doing it alongside lots of other people will be the support I need I think. I'd like to start the chartership process next year as well and I think the more practice I can get at reflecting on my progress the better, so looking forward to things 5 and 10 too.