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Busy Days

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New system at work. More work. Longer hours. And the day I decided to walk at lunch...its rainy and cold. Go figure!

Nevertheless - today is your day - Make it beautiful!


You Just Never Know

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I'm the academic advisor for my department. I guide just a little over 250 students. It's been a rough few days back at work. We are in the throws of a campus wide system change. Launch day is Monday. It has become the focus of everything we do. And rightfully so. I mean - it's only going to affect the entire university. I've been training since December, meeting with students, answering phone calls, responding to emails, making schedule adjustments, meeting with students, answers emails...oh, I already said that. Yeah, that's just how crazy it has been.

A couple days, I've eaten breakfast at lunch and lunch has become my dinner. I hardly know if I'm reaching the students. Just when I think I'm not making a difference, I get an email: "I appreciate you so very much for taking the time with me the other day. You helped me figure out what my heart already knew."

I've learned to keep doing my best because you just never know which action or which words will be the ones that really make the difference.


Travel from Kentucky to Ohio

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I returned home at 3am on Sunday, April 6th...exhausted and exhilarated all at the same time. The tour of the travelers along the underground railroad was and will forever be a truly amazing experience. I encourage any and all...if you get a chance, please visit the Slave Haven Museum and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis TN; stand on the Tennessee banks of the Ohio River and look across into Ohio; visit the National Freedom Center in Cincinnati. But most importantly - no matter where you are - have a conversation with your parents, grandparents, and/or great grandparents. They hold the great story. They have so much knowledge and wisdom and rich history. Much of it untold and is lost because we are not having those conversations. If they will let you, record (audio or video) their story and have it archived for future generations.

I have learned so much. Below are only a few of my take-aways. I know I will forever reference something along this trip. So stay tuned.

A few things I've gotten from my 5 days:
1) There were some truly courageous people - both slaves and abolitionists - who risked everything for a different way of life because they embraced humanity and the human rights for all people.
2) I am privileged to live in an era where I have the opportunity to choose. My dreams, my thoughts, and my actions are only limited by me.
3) I have a responsibility to give back, to lift up, and to stretch out to help as many people as possible during my lifetime.

*Pics coming....

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MJEFFERSON23 4/8/2014 10:53AM

  Good for you! Sounds great! Looking forward to the pics!

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Travel from Memphis, TN to Maysville, KY

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The second leg of my trip. An extra long ride in the rain. But to be here and listen to the history of Maysville. WOW.

I have stayed true to my water in take but not so much the healthy eating. Will try to do better the rest of the trip.

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Deliberate Challenge - yesterday & today

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Day 13:
I made myself work in my blog ( I used every excuse I could as to why I should not blog. Saying things like: 'No one is going to read your blog. There are already enough blogs about this same thing. You don't have time to do this.'
I didn't listen. I did it anyway...and to my disbelief, I've gotten 3 followers!!!
Take Away: Push through the fear.

Day 14
Ready to explore Memphis, TN. But mostly excited about learning more of the travels of the slaves who used the Underground Railroad.

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LADYMACK24 4/3/2014 11:27PM

    Memphis was so amazing. We went on a bus tour of downtown. The highlight of the tour was the Slave Haven and the Civil Rights museum. Wow! Being able to stand in front of the balcony where Dr. King was assassinated...amazing. We weren't able to go inside due to the remodel and the grand re-opening this Saturday. I must come back and bring the family.

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JAZZEJR 4/2/2014 2:51PM

    Wow! Tell us more about Memphis later. It's only 2 hours by car from the little town where I was born in Mississippi.

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