When I first started blogging it was for professional exploration. I was giving a presentation to teachers about professional learning networks, and I wanted to talk specifically about the benefits of blogging (not knowing that I would learn to love it). Through this process, I’ve learned an exponential amount about myself and have further committed myself to the idea of being unfinished (Freire, 1998). This idea of being unfinished and always in the process of becoming is the legacy I hope to leave my students, my colleagues, my staff and last but not least my family. It is the piece of me that makes me a better leader, keeps me as a learner, and helps me continue to grow as an educational leader, mother, wife, and citizen of the world.
Have you thought about your legacy? What legacy are you leaving or would you like to leave? I’d love to hear from you.