On the flight back to Orlando from Phoenix, Arizona, I had a chance to dive into Jane McGonigal‘s Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change The World after I finished the latest issues of Vogue, Lucky, and Allure magazines. My superstar student, Will Kim, gave me a copy of the book as a “thank you” present a few months ago, and I blogged about my excitement to receive the book exactly one month ago on June 16.
After the flight, I’m now almost finished with the book. It’s inspiring, eye-opening, and motivating. It completely changed my perspective on my husband’s video game playing. It changed the way I think about the current system of education by actually offering realistic solutions. Look for my official review soon; in the meantime, you need to read this book immediately. Purchase your copy here. I’m serious. Buy this book right now.
Convention was amazing! I went as the Recruitment Advisor for my sorority’s chapter at Rollins College, and I learned a heck of a lot and came back excited for recruitment in January. Though it wasn’t an actual “vacation” (I worked from sunup to sundown each day that I was there), it was a wonderful break from working: answering emails, grading, and being in the office or on campus. Now that I’m home, I’m ready to get back to the job I love so much. Check back later this week for an official Chi Omega National Convention update.
I also have a super exciting announcement! Look for it in the coming weeks on Creating Communication. I seriously cannot wait to share this news with all of you.
What have you been reading lately? What new blogs, articles, or ideas did you discover while I was away? Please share your findings with me!