I discovered a new attendance question from my neighbor. She likes to ask, “If you could be an expert in anything and write a book about it, what would you be an expert in?” She asks me, and I immediately blurt out, “The Eastern Box Turtle!!”
I loved the laughter that followed. I love turtles, and it’s fun to think about one day becoming a turtle expert. My own answer surprised me. I think that’s the fun of it; answer the question without thinking about too long. Other people standing around us weighed in on their own answers, and I learned about different passions for sports commentary and storytelling.
Tomorrow, I plan on asking this question. I cannot wait to hear the answers, especially as we begin a module on research for their potential thesis. One day, they’ll all be experts in something.