Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Friday, February 6, 2009

When Preparation Meets Opportunity

How do you define luck? Some say, there is no such thing as luck - they define it as “preparation meeting opportunity” and I'd have to agree.

When I resigned from the Senate, I titled my post “the right decisions are not always the easiest ones to make” and although it was a difficult decision - I didn’t give you the whole story. So, here it is ~ the truth and nothing but the truth. But first, a little historical context.

When my sister and I were growing up our father pushed us to do well in school - it was our ticket to a better life. His fatherly encouragement existed for another reason too - he wanted to make sure that if anything every happened to him, my sister and I would be able to take care of ourselves. I'm not sure my father intended the lesson to sink in so well. Once I had been in college for about 6 or 7 years, he began joking that I’d be there for life – he was convinced I was never leaving. Turns out he was right - again. After completing my graduate degree I began teaching college.

So, although I resigned from the Senate, I still have one of the most fulfilling careers imaginable – I teach college level Political Science. I love everything about being in the classroom and having the responsibility for educating our youth (future leaders). A responsibility I take very seriously. I know I have the opportunity to inspire them to greatness and I love that!

This position is also the reason I'm able to be home with Nathan. Preparation met opportunity.

So far, the transition has been seamless - my schedule at the college is perfect. The few hours I’m not home, Nathan is with his aunt or his grandfather. I have the best of both worlds – I’m able to care for my son and still be a contributing member of my household and the world.

I don't know how I got so lucky! :-)
Thanks Dad.

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