Time For a DAD post

I’ve been meaning to come back and post here about being a dad since I have a section for it on my blog, but time always seems to escape me. The summer is nearly over and as kids, and myself, head back to school I can’t help but reflect on this summer. Traveling all day to go to two different family reunions which were on opposite sides of the country didn’t leave me with the time to blog like I thought it would. Now, taking just a moment, I realize that I am glad I didn’t take the time to blog because I was having so much fun with my family. Time on the beach or at the swimming pool and even just the boring times was all totally worth it. This summer was also the real first taste as to many of the reasons why I want to be a professor. Summers off….well sort of.


Actually, I think I worked more this summer than I did last, but it sure didn’t feel like. Being able to have the flexibility to travel and see family is one of the most important things in my career. Of course I am interested in creating positive social change and helping to educate a brilliant and capable social work force to be employed by an amazing nonprofit sector. But, I have to admit that the other perks are nice as well. This summer I got to see my daughter interact with her many cousins and eat a whole piece of pizza by herself. She had her first ice cream cone, which she again ate by herself, and I just can’t imagine not being there. So even though I may grumble about work or completing this PhD, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities that it brings.

Thanks for letting me ramble a bit 😀


About jimmysw
Associate Professor of Social Work with a focus on the Future of Social Media, Social Work Education and all things technology.

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