Its tricky being a leader in a small community. On the one hand, its kind of nice when I see parents and students and they smile at me. On the other hand, if I accept the praise, I’d better be ready to accept the judgement. Can I go out and have a glass of wine with dinner? What church do I decide to attend? Should I open up to anyone (NO!).
I’m still learning to navigate this little county where I’ve served in two schools so far. I wish we could collaborate more with other leaders, even just to vent and problem solved together. Because out in public, I keep that smile on my face, no matter what.