With all of my aspirations, I sometimes wish I could simply fast-forward to where I want to be, doing what I want to do, and helping everyone have the same opportunities. But, with all the expectations I have for myself, I have yet to discover how to incorporate time for sleep. By 2010, I would to have hoped to complete and publish my research on the tracking and “hidden curriculum” in schools and their impact on students’ life trajectory. At the same time, I hope to have finished my doctorate work and started teaching at a local college in the D.C. metro area. There I would share my research, what I have learned, and prepare students to do more than I may possibly be able to do in our society. But, while teaching, I hope to also be working in the office of the Secretary of Education. I expect to learn what is currently happening at the time and what should be done in the education sector. My dreams excite me, and I believe that passion is one of the many necessary leadership qualities. A leader loses track of time because they are stuck in the moment of progression, and that progression is exactly what excites them. As a leader, I must have faith. Faith that despite how enormous my goals and the issues I hope to ameliorate are, success is attainable. I must have support from those who will let me know that I am on the right track. Support from my family, friends, and followers are necessary, because they will be my compass, as well as my strength. And I must have experience, because the past serves to guide the future.I wrote this in ‘09…where did that Apollo go?