Trust the Process

Trust the Process
Belief in self
You’re dope, create!

If there is anything that I have learned during this Covid-19 pandemic is to trust the process. Not everything is going to happen when you want it to happen. However, for real success to occur, you have to be willing to take risks. Sometimes risks are calculated, but sometimes they aren’t. You have to trust yourself and go with your gut.


Honestly, I had been delaying the release of season three of the Edupurist podcast. For some reason, I doubted the content and wasn’t sure of many things associated with the pod. Self-doubt took over and made me question if I was putting out a quality product. Of course, those reading this and those that follow the work I know this inaccurate, but I now see the turmoil and stress put on creatives. So, if you’re reading this, know you’re dope, and you should trust the process.

Trust the Process
Creates sometimes doubt themselves but have to stay the course.

Any opportunity that you have to showcase voices or to shed light on issues you care about— do not let that opportunity pass you bye. First, come to a more in-depth understanding of who you are and the positive attributes you possess. Next, remember why you do the work. If you are selfless in your approach, your blessing will come back to you two-fold. Lastly, people that are dope are often tough on themselves. If you’re self-reflective like I am, no one will ever be able to judge you as critically as you judge yourself. But through the midst of all of that internal strife, make sure never to forget to love yourself.

Season 3 The Edupurist Podcast

With all of this inner turmoil and self-doubt, I bring to you season 3 of my podcast, The Edupurist podcast. In the first episode of season 3, I enlist some super friends to talk about the selection and implementation of K-12 literacy. This episode follows a blog I wrote on the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. #TCRWP is a curriculum adapted by many urban school districts that do not have the necessary components for Bb students to experience reading and writing with fidelity. We had a great conversation about literacy, and at the end of the day, improving K-12 education starts with a conversation. It also starts and ends with trusting the process.


Published by Raymond J. Ankrum, Sr.

Mr. Ankrum is the current Superintendent of the Riverhead Charter School. Mr. Ankrum has gained notoriety as a school turnaround expert. He is enthusiastic about helping students from low (SES) find ways to end generational poverty through educational advocacy. If you believe PoC can end generational poverty by exercising educational opportunities, you have an ally in @Mr_Ankrum.

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