Monday marks the start of classes and the beginning of a new journey for me. I'm excited...No, overwhelmed with anticipation. Twenty days short of 60 years and jumping into a young person's game. Everyone in the cohort of 18 is smart...very smart, with extensive academic credentials and experience. The faculty is welcoming and supportive, my fellow cohort members are friendly and just as excited as I am. At this point in my career, the doctorate is an opportunity to take pleasure in the process of learning. I want to enjoy the immersion into reading, writing, learning, and creating. After 17 years as a Catholic high school principal and 32 years in education, I really don't have any ambitions to "move up." I do though, want to explore new ways to serve that excite me and are outside of what I have done for so many years. I don't know what that means right now, but it's a big part of why I'm excited. I'll talk about it here (if I have time) and take a moment or two each week to reflect on how it's going.
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