In just one day, I’ll begin my first class in The University of Washington’s Communication Leadership Program. This time around, as well-seasoned Master’s candidate, I won’t be scouring campus bars as an ingredient in the freshmen “freshmeat” tour. Instead, this time I’ll be fostering conversation on the intersection of strategic communication, storytelling, multimedia journalism, and community engagement. Times have changed indeed, hopefully for the better. Even though I’m childless and have no current vacation plans, I see parallels to a recent comment a friend made, “I yearn for the days when my Facebook feed contained everyone’s embarrassing party pictures…now it’s a bunch of babies and vacations.” Well, I like babies, as long as they’re on skateboards with Go Pros strapped to them.