Dealing with the Unexpected

Yesterday, I did something I’m not quite proud of…I cancelled a class because I wasn’t prepared. My mom fell ill in May of this year and has been slowly recovering. However, last week, things started to go a bit downhill for her. My work schedule was therefore disrupted and as a result my lecturing duties suffered. Yesterday an exam was scheduled for my Java class and I planned to use classmarker.com to host the exam as I’ve done that in the past and I’m quite please with the way things are done. Unfortunately, I did not have the time to upload all the questions by 5:00PM nor did I have a teaching plan prepared for that class, so I cancelled it. I think the students were quite happy about that though. My work at the National Insurance Board has also suffered, as well as my blog posting. As Jamais Cascio said, “Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.”

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2 thoughts on “Dealing with the Unexpected

  1. I really enjoyed reading this! *follows*

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  2. I happen to have an unfair advantage as you gave me some inside info on the family. I am the kind of person who doesn’t believe in being there for ppl who are either foolish, self-destructive or ‘suicidal’ in their behaviour or way of thinking. For me, I find that when parents ‘fail’ their children, if the children stick around, it must be to let the parents know that life is bigger than their way of thinking.

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