This action learning project appeared to be an enormous undertaking on it’s surface. I imagine many groups of people would have found the action learning to be frustrating and unpleasant. I think because I had such good group members that this assignment was actually fairly easy for me. Working with Reagan and Reed was very enjoyable. I would go so far as to say that having group members I got a long with and felt comfortable working with was more important than having a shared topic of interest. Working with these two people I am confident we would have been able to find common ground and create a meaningful action even if we did not have an obvious entry point.
I learned a lot about myself during this assignment. The biggest thing that I learned was that I did not need my phone — or any other electronics — to get through the day. Before this assignment I could not imagine going an entire hour without using some sort of electronics. I also learned something about the environment. For example I had no idea that a fairly decent portion of Saskatchewan’s power comes from hydro dams.
All in all this was a very positive and enjoyable assignment that I got to complete with awesome people.