Confessions of a Doctoral Student: Sacrifice, Gratitude and Responsibility

As you can see from the lapse between posts, it's been an active couple of months and now I find myself in the home stretch of my doctoral coursework with 3 weeks to go.  The past two years have been nothing short of a rollercoaster.  Sometimes I don't know how I have gotten things accomplished, … Continue reading Confessions of a Doctoral Student: Sacrifice, Gratitude and Responsibility

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The beauty of becoming a researcher.

When I used to think about pursuing a doctorate, there was always one detail that seemed to deter me:  research.  My identity as an educator was clear to me, that of a researcher - not so much.  More than once I said to myself, "I know I love to teach, but could I really see … Continue reading The beauty of becoming a researcher.

And one day, something changes you.

"Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."  - Albert Einstein I hurriedly cleaned up my room, turned off the lights and grabbed my belongings while glancing at the clock to make sure I wasn't running … Continue reading And one day, something changes you.