Living in the grey

Sometimes, when you work in the field of public education for a while, it gets really easy to see things in black and white.

There are just so many darn rules for kids these days. Everything is calculated and evaluated and tabulated. As soon as an idea pops into your head, you squash it, being easily able to cite each and every reason why it won't work.

What if you were told, by your boss, to step out of your black and white state of mind, and to challenge yourself to live in the grey? 

In my most pivotal moment of the day, I didn't let myself get run down by the details. That can all come later.