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The Reality of Assumptions

After 11 days out of town and 14,852 miles traveled, I’m home.  The bulk of my travel was a trip to celebrate my anniversary (more on that to come), but the last few were at NACAC, the national conference for my profession, where I presented with two incredible #wonderwomen and spent time with a third favorite.  (These are a few of my #wonderwomen.)


Normally, I find that conferences are the best place to recharge my batteries – something I’ve been desperately seeking for several months now.  There were many highlights (and hugs) from people I absolutely adore, but I’m still looking for the ignition switch.

My favorite moment, however, was when my co-presenter dropped the answer, “Wealth doesn’t equate knowledge [of the college process].”  

How simple.

How very true.

How often do we take knowledge for granted?  How often do we assume that people know or should know more than they do?

I’ve challenged my colleagues to remember that we’re here to support, advocate, guide, advise every student and family…

but I’m going to challenge you, too.

In your professional (or personal) life, what do you assume and shouldn’t?  How can we be a bit more supportive, a bit more loving, and a bit more patient?  In today’s (annoying, stupid, ridiculous, insert adjective here) world, I think we could all use a little more support… so what can you do?

  • Kate - LOVE this! Assumptions need to be thrown out the window, and we all need to be more supportive. Can’t wait to hear more about your anniversary trip <3
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  • Mandy - I took the statement a little differently. I was thinking more of people who pay their way through school. Or out of problems. 🙁 But you are totally right. We should support others more often than we (or, at least, I) do. I think that by helping others become better people, you become a better, smarter, wiser person. And who doesn’t want that? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis - What a great group of women to spend with at the conference and that simple enlightening sentence. So very true!ReplyCancel