Navigating Landmines

I’ve been looking at my blog dashboard, staring at the unpublished drafts of post from the last 6-12 months. There are so many things that I wanted to share, but I chickened out when it was time to publish them. Why, you ask? Honestly, it’s because I don’t like playing politics and there are so many hidden politics in education it’s unreal. Sometimes it feels like I’m walking through an old landmine. I know I’ve said this before, but transparency is not always well received in this industry. But I still feel an obligation to share my journey, and I plan to do just that!

I wish I could tell you that I am not nervous about it, but that would be a lie. It’s important to me that when I share my journey, I share all of it: the good, the bad, and the ugly. And while it’s one of my core beliefs, it also still scares me. But one of my absolute favorite quotes simply says this, “So you’re afraid. Good. Be afraid and do it anyway.” That’s been on of my anchoring principles throughout my life. That last part that says “do it anyway” reminds me that fear is going to come up. There’s nothing that any of us can do to control that. But we can control how we respond to fear.

The next post you read on this site will be an honest reflection of my leadership journey through public education. It is my sincere hope that through the experiences shared here, we can ALL learn how to better lead, serve, & guide those charged to our care.

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