Dorothy left Munchkinland searching for the Wizard, but it turned out the Emerald City was not the end of her journey. Throughout her adventures, her main focus was getting to Oz. Ultimately, however, Dorothy and her traveling partners were on a journey of self-exploration and self-discovery. By the time they reached the man behind the curtain, what they’d found was themselves.
The same will very likely be true for you. What you think you want to accomplish academically today may change as you progress through your journey of professional development. You will learn that you are good at things you never realized! You will start to see opportunities present themselves around nearly every corner, once you know what they look like. You will discover how you prefer to learn, and how you best learn.
You may also find that there is more than one definition of professional development. When t