I am a student affairs professional
I chose to be a student affairs professional.
I am proud of my career and my community of professionals.
I will not have my value determined by other areas of academia.
I will be able to instill confidence in my students, because I have confidence in myself and the path I have chosen.
To my fellow SA pros: You do not have to prove your legitimacy; that is a game you will never win. Go forward with confidence.
I orig posted this Feb 2, 2012. I did a refresh on my blog, deleting all entries. Eventually I wanted to re-post this one.