Mentorship is a critical part of my life and I have to do right by the next generation of leaders in our community.
Writing chapter two of my dissertation made me reflect on this wonderfully, broken field that I work in, each and every day.
If you work in the field of education (especially in the trenches), you understand that the work days are never the same. For some reason, today was particularly stressful, however, I felt the power that comes from laughing to overcome ANY obstacle. When a student got upset about a decision and tried me, I had … Continue reading Challenge Me: Day #11
When I was in college, the Florida State football team was not the best team by a long shot. I recall many Saturdays just watching in horror at how badly some teams whopped up on us. Truly, it was the dark days for football at Florida State. How many of us remember the big cheating … Continue reading Challenge Me: Day #10 (I’m rooting for all the Black people…especially if they graduated from Thee Florida State University)
"Me Too"... Those two words created a much-needed conversation about sexual assault and harassment that people have experienced in their lives. Although actress Alyssa Milano is being credited for making this movement happen, alas, the truth comes out and once again, a Black woman was ahead of the game. How ahead of the game you … Continue reading Challenge Me: Day #9
They say when God gives you an opportunity, you have to go for it like there's no tomorrow. This can be a job, money, salvation, and everything in between. Yet, when God placed my wife in my life, I had no choice but to shoot my shot. Today (and really every day since I met … Continue reading Challenge Me: Day #8
Tupac Amaru Shakur...Hip-hop legend...California representative (although he was born and lived in New York City)... The man that rapped "f*** Jay Z" and created one of the biggest diss records in hip-hop's 30 plus year history. Truly, 2pac was/is (depending on who you talk to) a man before his time. One Google search will reveal almost … Continue reading ‘Pac aint die for this…
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, … Continue reading Challenge Me: Day #7
Another day, something else to be thankful for in life. My highlight for today was a conversation that I had with one of my mentees about student affairs and just life in general. Now, I've known this student since they first stepped onto campus and a bond was made almost immediately. Since then, I've had … Continue reading Challenge Me: Day #6
I'm only a few days away from my birthday and I'm getting excited because my lady has something special planned! Even though I asked her not to do anything, she still is going out of her way to make my day special. For those of you who don't know, I'm not super big on hoopla … Continue reading Challenge Me: Day #5
Since I started this challenge a few days ago, I can already see a change in my perspective and feel that I'm slowly getting that magical energy back. I feel my diddy bop is coming back despite the number of things happening in the world now. Yes, 45 keep shooting with his Twitter fingers, the NFL forcing people to … Continue reading Challenge: Day #4
Today actually started and ended pretty well. Not only did I get to see some awesome student leaders, I also had the chance to have some real conversation with one of my favorite students. The positivity and energy that this student brings is always welcomed in my office every day. They shared that they originally … Continue reading Challenge Me: Day #3