Imagine having the opportunity to take a year to do whatever you wanted (Well, there are typically economic constraints). That’s exactly what my wife and I are doing this school year. I have to admit that I am enjoying the relatively stress free lifestyle. We all know how stressful being principal of a school can be. We are sharpening our saws.
I left Mont’Kiara in June and my family and I have been on vacation ever since. We’ve traveled around the United States to reconnect with family and friends. Aside from spending quality time with the family we’re using this time for our children to learn about life in the United States. We’ve been overseas for nine years to the kids have never lived here (aside from summer vacation).
We have completed the first phase of the trip and now we are settling in to spend the year living in Emerald Isle, NC. My wife and I plan to work on our new action plan. Our four focus areas are based on Covey’s four assumptions for life.
“For the body – assume you’ve had a heart attack; now live accordingly.
For the mind – assume that the half-life of your profession is two years; now prepare accordingly.
For the heart – assume that everything that you say about another, they can overhear; now speak accordingly.
For the spirit – assume you have a one-on-one visit with your Creator every quarter; now live accordingly.”
For the mind I plan to immerse myself building skills and knowledge that will help me lead for the future. I plan to work on several projects and expand my personal learning community. For someone who thrives on learning, this is going to be exciting.
So, I’m done with vacation and now ready actively participate online.