Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The USSR had their famous “Five-Year Plans” to provide guidance for economic development and industrial growth. I have taken this type of planning for my own life and I believe it’s helped me to make informed, mature decisions on who I want to be, where I want to go and how I want to get there.
The return to school comes at a time when I’m ready and eager to receive new information - when I’m comfortable in my position to take on new tasks and when my personal life is able to withstand the pressure of juggling multiple roles. The strive for an additional degree is about continuing to develop my creative and entrepreneurial side while expanding my knowledge in an area in which I’ve dabbled, but received no formal training. As an educator, I look forward to the opportunity to evaluate my own practices, grow my own “brand” and take on additional responsibilities at my institution. Finally, I hope to expand my potential, both to my employers and myself.