I LOVE reading about stuff. I am NOT good at pulling it all together in a way that synthesizes all that I've read clearly and coherently and in a way that frames my research. Part of this is my incredibly linear brain, which may be great for processing linearly organised articles and books, but is terrible for creating new patterns and cross-connections, which gets really messy (see images below). It actually physically hurts going through this!
I'm an educator driven by the desire to see people realise their potential by gaining the tools they need to be successful. I love being part of a community of learners for whom there is always more to be known and understood. For me, learning and teaching is cognitive, social and emotional and takes the whole self.