Showing posts from February, 2018

The Power in the Present

“There is a moment, a cusp, when the sum of gathered experience is worn down by the details of living. We are never so wise as when we live in this moment.”  ―  Paul Kalanithi ,  When Breath Becomes Air Present Moment Awareness. This is a concept I have been thinking about regularly for months. However, I have never been more aware of present moments than in the past week since I announced my resignation in a leap of faith. This post will be short tonight, but it is meant to follow up for all those wonderful people who have reached out, wanting to see where this path leads. If my journey can keep inspiring others, I know it will be used well. The truth is that some people would blow past any one of these moments. For me, they are clearly meant to illustrate the promise in the leap. Private Affirmations of Faith: After my post was out, I had several people private message me, and the most standout were from those who stated that my leap of faith specifically made them t

Letting Go to Levitate: My Resignation Explanation

What will likely come as a surprise to my local learning community and greater professional learning community is that the Spooner Area School District Board of Education accepted my resignation effective at the end of this school year at their board meeting this evening. I know there will be several speculations as to why this action occurred and after reading this, there still may remain rumors and skepticism. All I can do is speak truth to it and that is what this post is about tonight.  My contractual timeline to resign without liquidated damages is 120 days, and that certainly played a factor in the timing of resignation submission, but what you will learn if you stick through this post is that the decision itself is a result of a bold leap of faith. As many know, I have been engaged in co-authoring a book with two of my most respected colleagues and close friends. Through this labor of love of writing a book about seeking balance and making intentional steps to live t