Remembering Lessons of the Past

While shopping in the home decor store, At Home, today, I ran across some of my favorite self reflection journals and note pads created by Knock Knock. I love these products because they feel like an outward expression of my mind as they are snarky, insightful, and truthful. While there are many that I’ve purchased…

Expanding Your Legacy

Every time I check my social media sites, I always reminded of the amazing stories and experiences of those I’m connected too. As I scroll through my feed, I am often left wishing that people would consider taking the time and risk to consolidate their posts and turn them into something that has further reach….

It’s Gen Z, Not Millennial

This week I hosted a webinar titled It’s Gen Z, Not Millennial: An Overview of the Current College Student for the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators. My goal was to enhance others understanding about Generation Z, understand how the characteristics of their generation impacts their engagement within higher education institutions, and explore…

New Year, Same Me

Today marked the completion of my first Friday of the new school year as a new administrator, and instructor, at a new institution who welcomed its first freshman and sophomore class ever. Isn’t that a mouthful?! As an educator, the beginning of the school year is one of my favorite times because it marks the beginning of…

It is the Rain That Grows Flowers, Not Thunder

I often tell people it’s the small things that bring me the most joy because it’s absolutely true. Every once and a while I come across a little piece of joy when I find a quote that captures something I fundamentally believe but have never been able to put into words. Recently I ran across…

Why Not Fail at Something You Love?

How often do you consider all of the “what ifs” in life? Even though we’re told, and often believe, it’s never too late to achieve a goal or start something new in life, it seems as though the actual execution of this concept is rather difficult. In fact, I think we are most often hindered by being over-educated…

No thank you, I’ll take it all…

Have often do you vocalize your deepest desires? When we think about sharing our goals and aspirations we often think about the vulnerability associated with sharing with others. I ask each of you to reflect on the last time you vocalized your goals and aspirations, regardless of how grand, to yourself? I know that some people consider it strange to…

50% of Every Relationship is 100% You: Tips for New Professionals

Last week I had the honor of participating on a panel that spoke to a group of student affairs in higher education master’s students about professional development. As I reflected on my own experience and the advice shared by my amazing colleagues, I realized that it doesn’t matter how long you are in this field,…

Which bucket will you choose?

Tomorrow morning will mark the start of the 2015-2016 school year for both learners and educators across the nation. For me this time of year marks the beginning of my annual professional and personal goals. People often say that you should keep your personal and professional life separate, but I’ve always struggled with that concept…