I am a hoarder of information! I love learning and collecting information. My primary passion is word work and if I could be a full time wordsmith I think I might be in heaven. I am constantly hearing phrases and I want to remember them. I see phrases and I want to lift them. I read phrases and I want to highlight them. My problem is I have ideas in way too many places. I have tried so many ideas: binders, notebooks, my phone, my iPad, Evernote, sticky notes and combination of all of these or just a few together. I have a compulsion with paper copies. I LOVE being able to reread articles, write on them and highlight. I like to know that I JUST have them to reread them. Choice Literacy is like a piece of heaven every Saturday morning -what an amazing wealth of information. I have my favorites bookmarked on that site and I still feel the need to print.
Then add twitter to my list......oh my that is like pushing me over the edge. I must have 100 tweets that I have forwarded to myself and I am pretty sure I have not looked back at them again. I "favorite" 1000 tweets and totally am overwhelmed with that list too.
Saturday I attended Dublin Literacy Conference and was immersed with two of my favorite things: hugs and information. I saw several friends who wanted to give me a hug, check on Marcus and let me know they were praying for our family. As far as information, I was on overload. I actually had my phone, iPad and WNB out on my lap. Why do I confuse myself? I came home ready to reread my notes and then life got in the way and finally tonight I had that chance to lift some ideas. I am seriously getting to the point that I can't remember everything, so I start my new thinking for nonfiction and research. Visualize me with 4 professional books, two 3 ring notebooks, my writer's notebook, my iPad open to notes, and my laptop to favorite bookmark websites. Believe me I am not drowning, just basking in amazing resources that I am thrilled to have at my fingertips.