Persist {CELEBRATE This Week: 195}

I’m glad you are here to celebrate! 

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I have too much to say for a single blog post. So I’ll boil it down to the most important information:

I bought a new pair of shoes this week.

They are proving to be wise investment. I was looking for a pair of grass green shoes, but ended up with red…bright red…suede red on the toes and shiny red on the heels.

I bought them for an interview.

Since it’s a little bit of a dream job, I decided it warranted a new pair of kicks.

I got the job.

I’m the new All Write Director. 

All Write is a professional development consortium, and I’ll get to coordinate area PD for 30+ school districts.

Tonight I wore my new shoes again to graduation.

As a school board member,  I have the privilege of handing out diplomas. 

I loved it.

I smiled and shook the hands of 2017 graduates.

I kept thinking about how it couldn’t have been all rainbows and roses for them to reach this point. By the time you graduate high school, you’ve faced a few struggles in life. 

I stood there in my new shoes and I was reminded that life is all about persistence. In the end it doesn’t matter what the struggles were…it just matters that we keep pressing on. 


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  1. Congratulations! I am thrilled for you. And I love the red shoes. My great aunt said every lady should wear a bit of red every day, especially if she is going out. My iPhone is red. 🙂

  2. Woo Hoo! I'm dancing over here in my bare feet! And those red shoes are beautiful. I still have your yellow shoe post which I used as a mentor post when teaching SOL to my students. Maybe I'll make it to the All Write Conference next year (fingers and toes crossed)!!! All Write Director sounds like a Just Right Title!

  3. Wish I could be there to celebrate with you! So let's plan for a one year on the job celebration next year. ❤️

  4. I love those shoes! And I love how you “boiled it down” to the most important elements. Congrats and I'm hoping to hear more about all of it.

  5. Love the shoes and congratulations on your new position – persistence is good in so many ways, my friend. Keep it up!