I know. I know. It has been ages since I have written, nearly a year actually. I did want to take some time today as we head into the election season to let you know what has been happening in my corner of the world.
Right around December of last year, I received a promotion at work and became a Graduation Counselor. This role has more of a leadership aspect to it but I still am able to help students find their path to graduation just in a slightly different capacity now. I also am active with our training program and am able to have an impact on how future advisors develop and grow, which has been really rewarding - and yes, sometimes it can be a challenging role. However, it has been one of the best things I have had the opportunity to do and I continuously learn more about myself as a leader. There is never a dull day.
I have also made some very difficult changes in my personal life, which included distancing myself from people that, in the midst of the current landscape, clearly have dramatically different belief systems than I do. We had grown apart slowly over the course of the last few years, but after many public posts on social media, I could not ignore how I felt about those issues. I won't go into those details here but I will say that I do not wish anyone ill will. In fact, my need to do this stemmed out of my innate need to want better things for all people, not just for myself.
It has been difficult to write much of anything during these last few months as much of what I would write about has a political slant and many on social media use those moments of self-reflection on my part as a avenue to belittle and demean others. These are things that I feel that I cannot stand by and allow to happen. So, in that vein, I will make my choices on voting day as to how I feel politically. That, for me, will ultimately how I make my voice heard.
I will make an concerted effort to post more often and am also planning an update to the page soon, just to spruce things up.
I hope that you are all safe and well, and continue to remain so.