I recently spent a week at Royal Roads University doing a residency for my Communications Management Post-Graduate Certificate.
I could go into detail about how it was one of the best weeks of my life, I learned a lot about myself and others, and I made some amazing new friends…
But, I won’t.
Royal Roads is known for a lot of things*, and one of those things is the many peafowl – peacocks and peahens – that wander its grounds.
For your information, many peafowl happen to be called a bevy (seriously), and while it’s not my favourite type of bevy**, it’s not a bad bevy.
(A bevy of peafowl is really a sight to behold, and I sincerely hope you have the privilege one day.)
Well, it does.
It’s facts like that one that make me realize my decision to talk about peafowl (instead of one of the best weeks of my life), was indeed, the right decision.
I mean, I could tell you about how my group came together to create a presentation on leadership and team-building best practices for an IBM executive in a mere four days; and how we re-energized by dancing to Michael Jackson by the ocean; and how we sustained ourselves with beer and chicken strips; and how we knocked our presentation out of the park (a home run); and how we became forever friends in the process… But, did you know that peafowl can fly, despite their massive trains?
I sure didn’t!
I mean, I thought I was just going to take a Post-Graduate Certificate in Communications Management, and attend a residency on campus – no big whoop – but then I end up learning so much about peafowl (and myself, and others, and humanity in general…)!
I sure didn’t.
* I’m not entirely sure of what all the things are, but I do know that it’s a lot of things.
** Um, that’d be Scotch Whiskey.