And just like that what seemed in the beginning like such an insurmountable challenge is now complete. The students in the Achieve program, supported by Princes Trust, in North Lanarkshire who took part in my ten hour block of digital creativity coursework presented their results to us this week and I felt so proud – of them, of me. They learnt teamwork and research skills as well as working on an exciting social media brief for Pink Lady apples who were absolute champions and got involved in our project (thank you – just one more reason to absolutely love this brand).
The strange thing is that, and this often happens to me, the very thing which got my anxiety levels raised at the start (I mean, creating lesson plans and coursework was a little out of my comfort zone) morphed into something I was not quite prepared to come to a close either. So we are in talks to see where this could take us and hopefully this will not be the last time you hear me prattle on about building an online brand and digital creative learning… If you are interested to know more I saved the series of lesson intro videos in my instagram highlights here.
Of course the other challenge came in the fashion department. How does one maintain a degree of smart dressing with a four month baby bump. With a great blazer* is the answer. And it is on sale by the way. Paired with my new best friends, the dungarees, because truly my regular jeans have regrettably already been packed away and yet my maternity jeans just do not have quite enough to cling on to… yet.
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