Today I unpublished the enrollment information for Emerson ALC. Our board has taken an honest evaluation of our financial projections, the amount of personal stress created by the attempted opening, and our immediate predictions, and unanimously agreed that the ALC wasn’t going to open, this year or in the foreseeable future.
I’m really, really sad about it. Although I’m intellectually well-aware that this decision is wise and correct, I still haven’t shaken the emotional aspect of feeling like a failure. I also know that I did every single thing I could for the past few years, so it’s not like there’s any “if only we had done X” regrets, either. It’s hard to admit but sometimes things just don’t work out.
A silver lining to this hurricane-season cloud is that I’ll now have more time (like, way more time) to dedicate to the ALC network in general — I am looking forward to supporting the efforts of all of the other ALCs worldwide.