I am free.

I don’t want to be in Education. I want to be a Teacher.

I don’t want to be a manager. I want to be a creator.

I don’t want to have meetings. I want to make meaning.

I don’t want to be a director. I want to be a designer.

I took a new job today. And as with the last one, I have new hopes and dreams for what it will be. The biggest difference this time, is that I had a choice. I could have taken the one in Education that really would be supported by all I have built up until this point. But, I don’t want to continue with what I know. I want to start over. All over.

I want to rebuild my network from the foundation to the gargoyles and take what I have learned and not allow myself to slip back into old habits. I want to take the respect that I have earned and become something that others don’t expect. I want to grow.

And I’m taking you with me. If you have enjoyed reading about tools and learning. If you have enjoyed thinking through my questions, they are all coming with me. But this time I won’t contend with upending a system. I will create change because it leaves me breathless in connection with others.

I am a Learning Experience Designer. I will own it and all of the things that come with it. Just watch me.

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