I am surrounded by high achievers and I have several mentors. My parents’ influence in my life has been great. I have a strong support in my husband and a loving retreat at home, with my children consistently asking questions I have to answer…even if sometimes it takes me days to figure it out. I have wonderful friends and family. A great team of professionals who want to make a difference.
After working and learning and growing and loving and laughing with the same (to a large extent) people for nine years, this year, I separated from the company that graciously offered me a spot as a national service and where I became General Manager. That decision was the hardest decision I’ve taken in my professional life.
I miss you. It’s been a long while since you left us. A decade and more. I thought we’d catch up for a few minutes…I’m not talking to the dead, I’m just assuming you were here. There’s so much I’d like to tell you. A lot about me and how I’ve grown up to be a woman you’d be very proud of. I won’t do that today; I’ll focus on some of the things you taught me that have helped me become who I am today. I want to do that so that other fathers will appreciate how a girl sees her father and be mindful of the choices they make for their girls. You were not perfect, but you were my father.