I’ve been busier than the proverbial one armed paperhanger. I’m involved in an internship for the degree program I’m enrolled in at St. Bonaventure University. That internship sees me leaving my home four days a week at 7 am and returning to my home at 4 pm most days this summer. My time in the internship has been fulfilling and I am very glad to be gaining the experience in educational administration. I’m meeting many new faces and making some new acquaintances too. But, it has left me scant time to do some of the things that I found myself doing in previous summers. That maybe good or bad depending on your view.
This has been a time of change too and I’m doing my best to embrace the uncertainty and change that has been central to all of this. Where I’m going to be a year from now can not be answered with any certainty. Needless to say this past year has been very engaging and a dramatic turnaround from where I found myself one year ago. Just recently I completed yet another course at St. Bonaventure University and now in just under eleven months of graduate work I have finished 16 graduate credits. I’ve read dozens of books and written numerous papers and completed sundry other projects. I am glad to be moving forward and many tremendous opportunities have come my way. I am grateful for the change of pace and sometimes wish I were ten years younger.
I’ve been asked to speak at a gathering of educators on July 28th. I’m grateful to those of you inclined to pray and covet those prayers. I have an idea of what to say, but how to say it is not there yet. I know it will be in time.