“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.“
After the excitement of the big announcement last week, here I am trying to figure out how I am going to add to what Tonya and Ron have started. I don’t know about you, but I can’t say enough awesome things about what they’ve done getting this whole Higher Ed Solo thing off the ground and giving it life. And wait, now that I am thinking, why exactly did I agree to this? I spend my days running like mad, bouncing between meetings, working on projects, trying to set strategy, putting out fires… What was I thinking agreeing to commit to one more thing?
Suddenly, the light dawned – that is the essence of a being an army of one in higher education today. We jump in with both feet. We take the ball and run with it. We trust our gut to do the right thing. The best thing. Because we have to. It has been my experience that we don’t have an option if we are going to succeed on our campuses. We don’t typically have an “us” that’s going to help us out and get the job done.
But what makes this whole Higher Ed Solo gig so great is that it reminded me that, while I might be an army of one, I am not alone. You are there too. WE are here.
So yeah, I am incredibly blessed and excited to have this chance.
You tell me what is going to help you and what you want to hear about. Work/life balance for solos, project management, mad juggling tips… And let me know if you want to write a post or chat with me online. There are so many voices out there with stories to tell. Mine is just one.
We can do this. Solo never has to mean alone.