Why I Blog

When I started this blog nearly four months ago, I thought I would write about leadership exclusively. After all, I am a leader with plenty to say, and I could probably pen something relevant each week about the state of leadership in our schools. What I realized very quickly was that the topic didn’t excite…

The Dream Revealed

Today is a day of quiet reflection for me.  It’s a day off, but it’s also a day on.  On this day, I will honor Dr. Martin Luther King by assessing myself and my life’s work — gauging just how close I am to the Promised Land. I, like Dr. King, am a dreamer. Though…

10 Things I Envision For 2016

  Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18 This year I did something that I had never done before, and I actually enjoyed it. I took the advice of a well-known minister: “Start where you want to finish.” Feast your eyes on my Vision Board for the new year.  Instead of writing out…

Is Money Your Motive?

For the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time reading. Some days I read so much that I don’t think I can consume anymore. When I feel full, I know I need to share what I’ve learned with others so that I can ingest a bit more. As I pored through various articles,…

Resolutions & Regrets

Some things just go together nicely like bacon  and eggs, Saturdays and SEC football, boiled crawfish and potatoes, and shorts and flip flops. If I could have all four pairs in one day, I’d consider that a great day. There are some things, however, that come together but should probably part ways: peas and carrots, kids and…

Thankful Thursday

When I woke at my usual time this morning, I did what I usually do — lie there for about 30 minutes listening to the hum of the fan sitting on my husband’s night stand — wondering why on Earth does he have that thing on when it’s 40 degrees outside. I drift off a…

Mid-Week Motivation

Tis the season to run errands, search for gifts, plan your parties, send out cards, find ugly sweaters, bake yummy cookies, decorate your homes, and drag yourself to work each day as you try to stay healthy at the same time. Although this is a joyous season, some of us need a little encouragement to make it…

Pouring Without Pontificating

Every time I go to a restaurant, the waiter or waitress always asks if I’d like water as I wait for my appetizers or aperitif. I use my best Southern manners to say “No thank you, Sweetie.” Other times I might say, “Yes, please — no lemon.” Since I don’t usually request water at restaurants…

Maslow Got It Right

For most of us, today is the end of the work week.  It was a short week for me because I took a much-needed respite and returned to work Wednesday.  I was a bit apprehensive about returning for a lot of reasons — mainly fear of the unknown. I was so concerned that people would ask me…