I’ve been hearing that question from quite a few people lately. Many are wondering where our country is headed. Others can’t believe some of what they read in the news, on social media, or overhear people saying.
As I’ve blogged before, regardless of whether our country is headed for better or worse, we’re clearly headed somewhere. And fast.
Often, major changes, whether they be political, economic, social, or something else entirely, push us to rethink our place, both physically, mentally, and emotionally. Clearly, whether a supporter of our president-elect or not, all Americans are considering “Where am I?” and “Where do I go from here?”
In the education realm, those questions are important, certainly. On a daily basis, as leaders and learners, we need to question where we have been, where we are now, and where we will be going. These three reflective points help us chart our growth, as we can’t truly grow unless we see how the past, present, and future have, and will, come together.
This blog has proven to be a great way to help me question where I am on a daily basis. It forces me to sit, ponder, reflect, and write, even if only a few paragraphs. That reflective time is often enough (though not as much as I would like) to consider my space in the world before moving on to the hustle and bustle of the day.
We always need to question where we are, as it is the best way for us to identify solid ground, and/or move us away from ground that is shifting.