Today is the longest day of light. With the Summer Solstice, I often think about how after today the days will get darker. With darkness, comes light. The Summer Solstice reminds me to slow down, to reflect on what I bloomed in the spring and to think about what I will plant this fall.
As I leave APU for the last time, I reflect on how I learned the difference between qualitative and quantitative studies (the one with the “n” is using numbers in research). The difference between listening and attentive listening, and how to move your college students from feeling apathy to activism. But most important, I learned the importance of being there and encouraging each other along the grad school path.
I know I will miss this place. APU is a unique campus. It challenges you to believe in something, either Jesus, God or just yourself. Whatever you do, have faith.