I am answering a number of questions about my new job. The first is wonderful and I appreciate the support being provided- yes I'm very happy. I love how people ask me- so are you so happy in your new job? With the intonation being an assumption that I am- amazing how the voice lilts to share that meaning. It really does feel nature and right.
Then the next question- are you traveling a lot with the new job? The answer until this point has been - no, not yet! But last week the travel started and I'm headed into a busy patch. And again I'm so happy! Last week my travel took me to Boston for a conference. I'm so fortunate to be learning about this new responsibility from folks doing similar work at amazing colleges and universities. I've had two opportunities to engage with some incredible professionals. And while I was in Boston I was able to meet in person a outstanding volunteer. I love to meet in person, put a face to a voice, and see folks in their cities. I also was able to prepare for next week's trip back to Boston for an event to welcome new parents and students, engage with more volunteers! This is why I do what I do- working directly with people.
There are always bonus to this sort of work- a great meal out, quality time with colleagues, an adventure, personal and professional reading time, points…..at dinner I applied my Dad's lesson from growing up. See something on a menu you never have had- order it! I LOVED my beef bone marrow - anyone that has been reading "Life on NG Road" for a long time knows I love Julia Child and this had that feel- delicous! I also had scallop ceviche- a Mike Stoner thing- he makes great ceviche!
The water taxi to the airport across the harbor was great. I met a fun family from Cinci, with a son going to OU- I told him to look out for the great Granville students starting there, currently there! His Mom is good friends with my Denison classmate. Denison stories likes these are a special part of my life on Newark-Granville. Theses interactions happen down the street, on the hill and all over the world, I look forward to sharing them with you. And of course- let me know where you are, when you are visiting Granville and I hope our paths will cross in person soon! Pictures tell the story….Boston trip- Parent Development Conference!!