Then, I was with quiet determination to set a higher bar;
now, I am here. We have not reached our goal.
I used to enjoy counterintuitive classroom narratives;
now, I push further.
From believing that a voice and an ability to influence are annual awards reserved for the nation's best;
now, celebrating the process and opportunity to engineer a moral code, I mind myself that action transfers ownership.
No one wants to be the weak link;
I remind myself that action transfers ownership.
things get done.
I felt that basic is not good enough;
now, I outperform my fears.
I hoped to be deliberate in making connections;
now, I take a very firm stance. We write. We love.
I hoped to be what we all wish we could be -- authentic;
now, I am up to being criticized by the people.
I am meticulously orchestrating a type of knowledge not produced or accessed in a void.