Sometimes life events put things all in perspective. This month has been one of the major emotional ups and downs in my world.
It first started with the return from Africa – these pictures I've sent of watering holes are all but dried up now, I'm told. Also, the elephants have apparently ruined one of their plastic water storage units (those elephants can be mean!). We are desperately looking for solutions to the villager's problems in Kanjaoka.
If you feel any need to help with funds or if you have good ideas, we are all ears. You can check out Choice Humanitarian and donate directly to Kanjaoka if wanted as well.
They will most likely have to travel quite a distance to find new water if it's around. I know thinking about exams is tough but imagine having no water or having to travel far to get it. It puts things in perspective.
The other thing that happened this last week was the loss of a great father, son, husband, and man. My father-in-law, Phil Blomquist. He battled with Type 1 diabetes for his life, struggled with food, and made the best of the body he was given. We've been dealing with that emotional roller coaster as well.
The loss of loved ones also puts things in perspective. Suddenly failing an exam a few times doesn't seem like such a bad thing, or retaking that class, or even not landing that job you wanted so badly.
I'm willing to bet that each of you has a story to tell. You have had tragic events happen in your own life that has allowed you to take a step back, re-evaluate things, and prioritize what's important in your life.
I know I talk a lot about exams, but my plan this week is to take a step back and reevaluate my priorities.
I know I promised some engineering stuff in Kenya, and I'll still plan on sharing that, but I wanted to share some of the emotional highs and lows I've had this month – maybe you can relate.
Next week I'll get back to sharing some things I saw with my engineering eyes.
I hope you are healthy and happy! Here's to a great rest of 2022!
In PE/FE news, we are working on doing a LIVE Workshop soon. We generally can get through about five problems in a one-hour interval. If you have more that you may want to be covered, please let us know, and we'll try to find some that you need reviewed (or provide us the problem you want to see with the solution, and we'll get it covered). We've also launched a beta version of a full 8-hour PE CBT Exam Simulator and are actively implementing and getting feedback on it.
After we get some kinks worked out, I'll also share that with the CEA world.
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