I’ve been updating my CPD record on my professional association’s VLN. To my astonishment, I clocked up 161 hours of CPD in 2014! This does seem rather exessive! Admittedly about a third of this was an invaluable short credit-rated course that I did in my own spare time in the evenings; and some other events took place on Saturdays. However, this total of hours attending CPD takes no account of evenings spent writing and researching. I begin to see why I ended up so tired. When I start my CPD planning for 2015, I must try to be more discerning in what I decide to attend. There’s being-seen-to-be-keen, and the folly of trying to be two full-time people, researcher and librarian, in one person’s time. So I’m simultaneously proud of a hardworking year, and conscious of not having achieved work-life balance last year.
And where did the time go?