I am thrilled to share updates during this time of giving and reflection. Our leaps forward have been significant, requiring much determination, introspection, and focused teamwork. The folks I have led with and continue to learn from motivate me daily. My own past team sports experiences have contributed, too! This note prompted me to look at old program collateral like this 2018 slide show highlighting the original Wolves squad, together with Michigan, Masco, and Boxford Badgers, or the Passion Pillars that drive me, but now, with more people and a clearer path—a bigger budget, too.
That passion for leveling the playing field for kids with fewer resources--starting with the Wolves–-is now embodied in our 3-year strategic plan, which was a critical learning process that wrapped up while finishing my master's degree and, oh yes, getting married, too, in Las Vegas. December 17 marked one year ago for all: the plan, graduation, and marriage—in no particular order 🙂. I have continued to adapt, apply, and benefit from all those experiences while staying connected to our Pillars model. However, the Persistence pillar is now being utilized more Patiently, especially in the latter arena. LOL