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Back in the Saddle!

Hoo-boy it's been a wild week! Summer has officially started. My online class has officially started. I spent two days at Hershey Park with my family, two nights at a remote cabin getaway with my husband, and have somewhat settled into the new summer routine at my folks' house in Virginia. Everyone is healthy and things are going really well. My online class is off to a great start with the usual virtual introductions and the first forum discussion. I didn't realize it before, but this summer class has only seven weeks and each week encompasses two "modules." So I guess I should expect it to be more intense than a typical semester-long class? This is my second online class and as with the first, it will be a lot of reading and writing. The way I see it, the extra reading makes up for the lack of classroom lecture time and the extra writing fills in for the lack of classroom discussion. There are pros and cons to online courses that I hope I'll be able to articulate for you over the next several weeks.

I'm excited as always to learn about something new to me, and this time it is records management. We've begun to engage with various case studies illustrating the many issues involved in managing records in today's modern business environment. From medical records to client files to sponsored research documentation, records management can encompass a wide variety of information types and situations. Just last week my husband was telling me about some things he was working on at his job and I realized how much records management figures into his daily workflow. It's like when you learn a new word and suddenly start seeing it everywhere. So I'm getting back into the swing of homework and assignments while enjoying a more relaxed summer schedule and it feels pretty good. Now check out this shot of our awesome cabin! 

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