Spring Corral 2023: So, Tell Me Again What You Do…?


While many careers are universally understood, mine really isn’t. I am invariably asked the very adult and ominous question that is the starting point for many relationships that start after the onset of adulthood; And what do you do?

My answer, “I work with kids” is usually met with a non-confrontational nod and a feigned look of understanding. Should the interaction be short enough, the answer will suffice. If, however, the conversation doesn’t come to a natural end soon after I answer, I am often on the receiving end of a conversational “circle back” and it is usually started by people asking, “So, tell me again what you do!?!

It is at this point that I get the opportunity to explain both The Ranches and my career choices. And it usually goes a little something like this…

“I work with kids. I work at The New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches and we take care of “at risk young people.”

“Ohh… like troubled kids?” Is usually the trepidatious response. “Well, kinda…” is often my only suitable answer. Truthfully though, the actual answer is much more nuanced and layered.

Read the full Spring Corral 2023  – Click Here…

Heath Kull – President

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