How do we attract the best and the brightest to work in our field? We’ve kept the excitement, energy and enthusiasm for our work quiet far too long. Telling our stories, sharing our experiences isn’t enough. We tell each other, but do we shout it from the rooftops for others?
It’s an uncommon place to grow,
The field of second adventures.
Passion, commitment and courage required;
Where a degree may help, but purpose wins.
It may not be flashy;
And it won’t make you rich.
You learn and grow every day from those
Who have truly paved the way.
Working with older individuals wiser than we,
You’ll learn more than you would ever expect.
If you deeply want to matter,
Give our field a try.
You’ll receive special gifts.
A smile, a tear, a look that lets you know you’ve made a difference,
The words, “You have made my life better.”
Titles don’t matter; character does.
We do this work not because there was a choice,
But because they chose us.
Aspiring leaders create experiences,
Own and author the best stories.
Find joy and pride in your work and give back to those who made life possible.