Recently we returned from vacation at the beach — a beautiful week with no emails and no phone calls, and lots of family time. Now comes Fall. For me as a professor, that means school schedules for my family, and courses and students at Penn State. In short, a lot more discipline and deadlines will be needed. And I can’t wait. There is a time for relaxing, but there is a time for digging in, for working hard, for excelling at something you love to do. Knowing that the seasons come and go helps me to stay tenacious toward my dream. In times of battle, I know there are times of relaxation coming, and in times of reflection and revitalization, I know that I will soon be able to jump back into the battle with gusto. Yes, invite the seasons!