Articles of Incorporation

Before I crash out tonight, I also want to share that it was a big day for the Educational Technology and Life Corporation. I sent articles of incorporation to the secretary of state. I prepared a draft of our bylaws and of the minutes for the first meeting of the board of directors and a few other documents we’ll need when the articles are returned. Needless to say I’m learning a lot about business (and consulting) right now. It feels a lot like when I first got interested in educational technology, or in teaching… or in music or hockey before all of this.

I know the name is a mouthful, but after dozens of ideas (and name searches) this still captures what I want to be doing better than anything else I could come up with. I went through the same thing a while back when trying to name this blog. I am definitely open to suggestions for shortening it or capturing it in a shorter name, even a made-up word. :)

In the meantime, I may do business as EdTechLife, like the URL. I also have to make some sense of our logo. I’m thinking something like ETL (or ET&L), where the T is a stylized tree. Again, I’m very open to suggestions…

It’s funny, because I won’t have much work yet in July, I will have much more time for my Ph.D., and for the “and Life” stuff, which is part of the reason I’m doing making the change… but this month I’ve actually added to my load – I’ve got my work at the OCDE (end of the year trainings and writing a manual for my successor), my Ph.D. work for Walden University, and now my work setting up the new business.

I miss blogging more regularly, and look forward to having the flexibility to get back to it.

Still, this feels good, and I’m making sure to keep a balance – and to spend time with Eva. That being said, I’m heading back to bed. Well, maybe I’ll skim my RSS feeds for 10 minutes…

Thanks for reading.