- To advance the principals that sustain this work.
- To establish a record of thoughts and reflections.
- To process things or ideas.
- No one can speak better about my work, my thoughts about my work, and the values behind it better than me.
- Waiting for someone to notice my work and understand its meaning isn’t sensible. This gives others a boost to access it.
- Because I will have more ideas than I will ever have time in my life to deliver on all of them.
Today as I was struggling through newsletter technical issues, I started to think through all of the things I would rather have been doing:
- Writing a narrative for a research grant proposal (or three)
- Formulating a Core Competency grant idea
- Updating my summer Mountaintop research project for Phase 2
- Cripes, just finish the documentation for the Phase 1 would be nice.
- Finish my last M.Ed. course – because I’ve been carrying my notebook back and forth to campus with me every day since May…
- Develop vision for more support of arts integration in higher ed and community engagement.
- Here is another person’s take: “30 Reasons Why I Write.” I’ve highlighted my favorites. What would be yours?
When’s that Saturday Sabbatical again?
To inspire the creative person in me, and to push the negative thoughts away, I must add a song from a musical I heard a few years back: [title of show]