Through G+ and Facebook, I put out feelers about a project or challenge while the kids are out of school, SOS- the Summer of STEM or SYTYCM (So You Think You Can Make). There was a good response and I started scribbling out plans, but life got in the way. At this point, with the kids out of school and the summer schedule ramping up, not to mention work responsibilities both in and out of the social media space, I’ve decided to change SOS to mean the Summer of Sanity.
I’m keeping expectations in check.
I can do fun projects with my kids (at least the younger teen while he still tolerates me–he’s beyond thinking, or at least publicly admitting, that it’s cool to hang out with this mom) and snap a few shots of the action, but sorting through the photos, resizing, cropping and watermarking, in addition to coming up with a coherent post is falling on the back burner for now.
By July I should be back in the flow. Which is not to say this blog will be dormant until then. Indeed, we’ve got a #STEMchat coming up next Tuesday, June 25 at 9 PM Eastern and it’s going to be a fun one. Look for details tomorrow!
And if you have a maker, science or tech project to share, let me know; I’d love to sing your praises.
I’ve read a recent couple of blog posts noting the challenges of living life and sharing it on blogs and social networks. If time and energy are limited, save it for living! One blogger confessed that her delightful, Pinterest-perfect seasonal crafts posts are often made, photographed and written months before the season or event. So although you might fantasize how lovely her house must be at Easter (and chide yourself for not measuring up, of course), in reality, by the time that holiday rolls around she and her kids are already making crafts for Mother’s Day or even Independence Day.
The only direction this blog and I are moving is ahead, so it’s not like I’m resigning, I just needed to vent about the busy-ness of life and the craziness of the social media world. How are you keeping it real this summer?