…. full of buds of green that had everyone excited. A big maple in front of my house displayed that subtle yet majestic shift from it’s Winter to Spring appearance. Laden with little buds, It made one do a double-take.
It didn’t really look different, but something felt different.
The hills, meanwhile, were undergoing a “popcorn” effect; where from one day to the next several trees would suddenly add a puff of bright green to the hillside.
I kept myself busy with extensive interviewing of staff, hiring, and general preparations. I changed and added a few questions this year to focus less on hypothetical situations (“what would you do if…”) and more on specific accomplishments that demonstrated what these staff were capable of. This made for some fascinating interviews. One evening I looked up at the watch and realized I had been on one call for almost two hours!
I am very excited to be working with this year’s staff. They seem in every way as surprising and full of potential and wisdom as that big maple in front of my house…which is saying a lot!