My PhD program has a strong emphasis not just on the theoretical, but also on the practical. We are encouraged to learn more about our own leadership style and gifts. These are a sample of the books I have acquired on self-awareness, gifting, and calling throughout my life – not including the grad school books. I realized recently that this is a topic I’ve been interested in for most of my adult life. Recently a prof used the term ‘quiet leadership’ and that resonated with me. I’ve been writing about and pondering serenity these last two years; I know that it is a gift and I’m thankful that I’ve been given this gift. Trying to determine if that is the direction I might be going with my dissertation topic.