This morning after I got Eric situated with coffee and the newspaper I headed out for a walk to get my blood pumping. I headed from our house to Santa Teresa County Park following this route. It was still pretty cool in the morning, but by the time I got about a third of the way up the hill I was puffing pretty hard. Sucks being out of shape.
I’ve been working on the new leadership manifesto and trying to think of all the activities and goals for the leadership center. It’s a big challenge because the whole thing is such a blank slate. I can imagine how people get paralyzed from all the possibilities. I’ve put together some good stuff so far, and I think I can get a good draft to the boss by Tuesday. DH is bringing home some more leadership materials for me from the Scout office so I’ll have some “official” material to use as well.
There are some schools/states out there who have some pretty interesting thoughts about leadership and service learning. Lots of good information to use to support the need for a youth leadership center. I just need to keep it in my head that I’m not writing an academic justification for the thing; my task is to articulate a vision that can be used to support the project.
So now I’m going to head to the Starbucks for another couple hours of work. For some reason working in an environment like that makes me more productive–maybe because I have to work harder to concentrate and because there are fewer distractions (like laundry or the garden) to tempt me.
And, in memory of the Taco Bell doggie who passed away, I leave you with this picture of our genuine Kentucky Chihuahua: