Those close to my age (this means we are a part of the oldest segment of the baby boomers), may recall that walking through the snow to attend school as a youth was thought to represent a true hardship. If lucky, a person received responses of heartfelt concern from others when telling a story about wearing boots while traipsing through snow-laden streets to arrive at school. Indeed, I did walk through the snow to attend elementary school in the Midwestern US city in which I was born and raised. … My experiences reveal that both developing and executing snow-walking plans requires patience. … So it is with us as scholars. I believe that each of us must learn to be patient as we design and execute research projects.