Friday, February 13, 2009

Authentic Exhilaration!

Today takes the new era of my life to a whole new level!

I am exhausted yet 100% excited about what my future holds.

I spoke at a middle school (5th - 8th graders - 4 assemblies ) in Northern Wisconsin about leadership and self-awareness and it was a blast! Not only did I get thoughtful questions and laughter at appropriate moments during my presentations - I got the full attention of each group of kids and total validation for my current path.

As I prepared for this talk- I realized that every aspect of my life was pretty much put in motion between 5th and 8th grade. Today when I looked into their eyes and answered their questions and exchanged stories about those turbulent years- I think I've found my calling.

You see - I'd been open to being a motivational speaker for women, minorities - faith in the workplace, marketing, leadership - WHATEVER- I was open to it all. 

Today - I found my calling... middle school kids. 

THAT is exhilarating!


  1. Congratulations on your motivational speech encounter to Middle School kids. I agree it is a very crucial time for their development and influence. Keep up the positive inspiration! : )

  2. How funny that we have this in common-did I ever tell you that I LOVED teaching MS? When I tell people that, they just look at me like I am nuts, but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. And actually, I hope to do it all over again soon!