Wow, what a two year journey. I really have not posted in some time, but I felt, “What the hell?”
First, I wanted to say CONGRATS! to the class of 2011. Honestly , I think it should be class of 2013 since it’s when you finish not when you started that counts, but I think I’ve been overruled on that point. Anyway, I am so proud of the remaining members who stuck it out and pushed forward. I would have wished that our whole class made it, but honestly its just a testament to how strong the remaining members have been. All of us had different paths – some through flower beds and others were more like mine fields. I think our experiences helped us grow as individuals, at least I think I did.
I want to thank Children’s Corp for giving me an opportunity to serve, pay my dues, learn, and grow as a professional in this field. They never told me it would be easy and everything they warned me about was true, but the support was there if I needed it. As the new crop of classes come in and take on the gauntlet of fire, my advice to you is stay strong, stay focused, stay positive, and keep laughing. As George Carlin would say, “Don’t listen to the BS. It’s bad for you.”
I really don’t know what all of my classes plans are moving forward, but good luck, stay in touch we are like a fraternity now which means when all of you are big hot-shot administrators in 20 years you have to at least give me an interview seems only right.