It is truly a privilege to live by what I call the “no asshole” rule. I don’t do business with assholes. I don’t care how much money they are offering me, or what project. Life is too short. Quality of life is important. I’m fortunate to collaborate with a lot of people who I respect and like, and I’d like to keep it that way.

—Anthony Bourdain

week 2

I'm exhausted, but in a good way. I have just finished my first week of the doctorate of education program, and I cannot recall a time when I was asked to read so much material. The synthesizing and the writing, have also been mentally taxing. 

Someone asked why I would ever want to subject myself to something like this. The only answer I can give is that I am doing it for me. And, I also explain that it is similar to a strenuous physical in which you don't think you'll finish, but you feel good once it is complete. 

Yes, it is only week one of a three year program. It has been a bear. Finding the right tempo, or readjusting my study habits has been a challenge. I know I will have to give up a lot of my leisure time. However, I am making something. I am making something for myself. And, I keep reminding myself of that feeling at the finish line, no matter how far away it might be. 

EdD program

Oscar Wilde wrote that one can never be overdressed or overeducated. So, I'm going with the later. As of yesterday, I have officially been admitted to a Doctor of Education program. 

#terminaldegree #showmeyourlits 

When people try to tell you who you are, don’t listen to them.