“If Not Now, When?”- Hillel the Elder

Many of my education colleagues have been blogging for years, however, this is my ever attempt at the art of blogging. I have wanted to jump into this world for a while now, but I have never made the time.

Of course, making time is easier said than done when you are pulled in countless different directions. I find time even more elusive in my role as a school superintendent, husband, and father of four. While I thrive in the chaos of daily existence, it is easy to avoid tasks that are perhaps uninteresting or nerve-wracking such as, putting your thoughts and writings into the ether for everyone to read.

I found myself wondering “If not now, when?” One of the unexpected silver linings of the Coronavirus is the world has been almost been put on pause. The normal buzz of everyday existence has seemingly quieted. The picture above is my family on our trip to California in February. I was attending the National Conference on Education presented by AASA in San Diego and afterward my family traveled to Disneyland in Anaheim. It is incomprehensible to me that one month later the world would be changed forever.

The challenges we are facing as leaders and families are monumental and now seems like a time to capitalize on the newfound stillness to reflect on leadership and life. After all, “If not now, when?”

“If Not Now, When?” – Hillel the Elder

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