This project that I am calling, "Reflections: A Time to Write" will provide an opportunity to step back from the intense work that I have done globally on behalf of orphaned children for twelve years and to take time to reflect and write. In my twenty five years as a professor, I've spent my career in "action" mode. The "doing" that reaped the most reward for me filled my time; teaching, advising, grant-writing, consultation, committee work, community service, research, supervising, facilitating, and leading. It has been difficult with all of my work and administrative responsibilities to find time to write. The New Directions Initiative proposal, if funded, will provide the support needed to fund my time, instruction, and provide an enhanced writing workshop experience.