Blog Post by Tamika:
Have you ever noticed the fiery burn that illuminates before a match reaches its full potential? That is where we as future EMDT graduates exist right now. We are on the brink of a beautiful existence but like a match, it can end in a moment if we do not allow others to see our spark. This is what the final section of the Art of Possibility speaks on. We have the tools but just as Dr. King had his dream, we must also create a vision to create a ‘framework of possibility’ for the students and colleagues we encounter. By moving from I to We, we begin to focus on being inclusive and something very unlike the only child in me, consider what is best for all that we encounter.
As we end the near of our journey, cohort, remember the words of Mahatma Gandhi and “be the change you wish to see in the world.”
I wish you the best of luck.
My response to Tamika:
You have picked the perfect visual for these last few chapters and your post is so inspiring to me. First off, it's incredible to think about us being near the end of this incredible journey and even more remarkable is the possibility of change about to take place in our lives. You bring up a wonderful point when you discuss that we need to let others see our spark in order to "be the change...". I think that is exactly what Zander would want for those of us reading his book and the purpose of his writing. It makes me wish I could have been a student in his classes or had someone like Roz to collaborate with.
It has been such a pleasure to work with you and learn from you along this journey, through projects, readings and your "Tech Talk". I am hoping we will be able to stay in touch after this program and collaborate on professional issues. I am also hoping that we can meet at graduation. I wish you the best in your future and know that you will be a bright spot in whatever you chose to do.