Tag: dreams

Sticking with Plan A

Sticking with Plan A

Plan A

I met an awesome student (one of many) at a college fair last week. She was really nice and seemed like a great fit for our school, so I asked her what she was planning on studying to see what types of programs we could offer her.

“Paleolithic painting,” she said.

For a split second I thought she might be kidding (and after speaking to a student in full pirate garb earlier that day who wanted to study Treasure Burying 101, I left room for humor), but I could tell by the look in her eyes that she was 100% … Continue reading

Inside the Arena

Inside the Arena

Inside the Arena

I love football more than just about anything. So last Thursday I decided to forgo all of the things that I should have done – things that look like hunkering down behind a computer and working – and did the one thing I always want to do: be near a football field.

I drove a handful of hours over to Foxboro, Massachusetts, to Patriots camp. I was already pretty happy because really, nothing is quite as attractive to me as the prospect of spending the whole day driving and watching football – in gorgeous weather, no less. But my emotions … Continue reading

Living the dream

Living the dream

“What’s your dream?”

“What’s my what?” I asked, hoping for a different question the second time around.

“What’s your dream? What do you want to do with your life?”

Nope. Same question. And no good answer.

It was my junior year of college. I had just changed my major from elementary education to English after trying really hard to love being a teacher. I slugged it out for five semesters, but when it came time to sign up for student teaching…I couldn’t pull the trigger. The prospect of spending a whole semester teaching (perish the thought) was enough to shut … Continue reading