Over the last few months, I have experienced so many changes in my personal life. Due to these changes, I’ve decided to reevaluate my genealogical goals.
Do I want to be a professional genealogist? Do I go for accreditation? How will I balance being a professional genealogist with my dream of being a teacher? Do I want to write? Blog? Lecture? Research? A bit of everything?
With a lot of careful consideration and personal reflection, I have decided that I will focus on three things:
- Expand my genealogical knowledge as much as possible
- Share my genealogical knowledge with others
- Have as much fun as possible
As part of expanding my genealogical knowledge – I will continue reading as many genealogy blogs and genealogy related books as I can get my hands on. I have signed up for the waiting list for the ProGen study group. You can expect me at every conference I can afford to get to.
Speaking of conferences, one of the ways I want to share my genealogical knowledge is by speaking/lecturing on genealogy topics. I already spoke last Sunday at the Immigrant Genealogy Society in Burbank, CA and on Saturday I will be speaking at the Escondido Library for the Escondido Genealogy Society.
But just because I will be speaking, doesn’t mean that I will stop writing this blog. Have no fear – this blog is going to be here for a long time. I love this blog like it is my baby and view it as a way to watch my progress as I grow as a genealogist.
But my writing will not stop at my blog – I will be sending articles to genealogy magazines in hopes of them being published. However, I doubt that I will be writing for academic-style genealogy journals because it is simply not my style (nothing against academic journals – I just don’t want to write like that).
These are my genealogy goals and while they may not all come true, you will definitely see me trying as hard as I can to make these dreams a reality.
What are your genealogy dreams/goals?