How much will your adventure cost me?

I spend a lot of time coaching young people through transitions from kid to captain of their journeys.  I have watched some young people navigating the terrain like they chartered their course years prior.  On the other hand, I felt the wrath of the entitled youth too proud to admit that a glance at a […]

A Moving Meditation

Instead of spending time writing last Saturday morning, I made some early morning phone calls, went to an exercise class, went to a fitness tailgate, then I skipped the game in order to go hang out with a friend who needed  time to vent and laugh.  By the time I got back home, I wanted […]

Finding a way to love my new normal

About a week ago, I was not loving my new normal.  I decided to take out a journal, put pen to paper, reflect and sort out my feelings.  It might have been against my better judgment to reduce to paper some of the thoughts in my head intent on including them in this post.  I […]

My Home Team

Discussions about free speech and inclusive spaces on my campus presented an opportunity for my division to spend a day in July as a unit challenging ourselves and our peers to think about the intersections of diversity, inclusion, free speech, and respect.  We were asked early in the day to make adjustments at our tables […]

The beauty of a community of life learners

Last week I wrote about moments that have given me the shock I needed in order to reset my center and my focus.  The week I intentionally made decisions to further that goal of resetting. Flipping the switch to reset seemed simple and instantaneous.  However, I didn’t immediately feel that the goal had been accomplished or […]

DigiGirlz Rock!

I learned of the Microsoft DigiGirlz Camp several years ago.  It didn’t occur to me at that time that I would ever be a part of the camp experience.  It was no secret that I was outside of the target age range to be a camp attendee and my daughter outgrew her eligibility for registration […]

History repeated itself again!

I think I have been on adrenaline for several months.  I have certainly been on adrenaline the last few weeks.  I attended a graduation on the east coast in May.  The following day, I attended a graduation on the west coast.  Today, the tiredness of the school year and the chaos of my life visited […]

And the children shall lead us

I am really working hard to avoid feeling hungover at the end of this school year.  It’s been a long year for me that involved a lot of hurdle jumping, dart dodging, problem solving, traffic directing, and celebrating of milestones in the lives of students and campus partners. Last week we began the end of […]

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday as the work day drew to a close, a colleague who was exiting the building said, “I’m gone.”  I replied, “Have a great weekend!”  Everyone in earshot immediately laughed out loud as I looked and felt perplexed.  Then, she said something like, “It’s not Friday yet, Kim.  It’s only Wednesday.”  I shook my head, […]

My six month journey wasn’t just about me

Daddy used to tell me to be mindful of how I treated those who might be perceived to have less status than others in the community.  He told me to be respectful to those who cleaned, cooked, and took care of many of the things I didn’t care to manage or didn’t have time to […]