Taking a leave, taking a chance

Here are the words that have been ringing in my ears for the past several weeks:

“So what you waiting on?
Who you waiting for?
If you don’t take a chance you’ll never know what’s in store…”

(India.Arie, “ Just Do You”)   More here: http://rapgenius.com/Indiaarie-just-do-you-lyrics 

Coach Spelic

The waiting is over. I have arrived. My one year leave from teaching begins NOW.  I look forward to blogging more, exercising because I feel like it, and entertaining friends and family more regularly. It’s hard to know all the things I will miss and to what degree and right now that is not my concern.

The chance I am taking is

to be the leadership coach I have always wanted to be,

to develop my very personal brand of professionalism,

to create my own schedule,

to write my own curriculum specific to me and my learning,

to appreciate so many dormant parts of me that are ready to wake up,

to get familiar with not knowing and on friendly terms with failing.

India.Arie reminds me so well:

“If you create the game, then you create the rules.

And if you just be you, there’s no way you can lose.”

Thank you, India.

It is time for me to go out, go in, go around and create my game.

Join me for the ride. I’ll keep you posted.

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