Katy Perry may be a Firework, but I am a SPARKLER! That’s right – a SPARKLER!
If you have been following me over the last few months, you know that attending SPARK AND HUSTLE with Tory Johnson was on my agenda. Well, I came, I went, I heard, I absorbed, I networked, and I am ready to SPARKLE!
Last week, I received an email AND a phone message from two local moms that they were loving the blog. Awwww….they made me feel so awesome. What I could not believe was that the email stated that I was an inspiration. Me – an inspiration – no way! I could have floated to pick the boys up at school that day; I was on Cloud 9.
I started to think a lot about inspiration after this…..and, who inspires me. Turns out, I have a pretty lengthy list of celebrity and personal inspiration, so I decided to share just a few with you.
No surprise that my celebrity inspiration list begins with Mark Zuckerberg (I love facebook). Zuckerberg changed and continues to change the way we live, communicate, and interact while creating his social platform (he left Harvard without graduating to pursue his dreams)! I find it amazing when someone has such open-ended passion and vision. Zuckerberg is the type of inspiration that my boys’ generation and ones thereafter will continue to channel.
I mentioned in an earlier blog that a few years ago, I applied to a job post for a hospital social worker. I was both enthusiastic and stunned when I was called for an interview. At this point, I had not been formally working for 7 or 8 years. I washed my hair, suited up, and headed to the interview. The hospital was part of a larger conglomerate, so the first part of the interview covered all the basics with H.R. You know all the general stuff: I had to work a year before accruing any vacation days; there was no flex time if I wanted to attend school programming for my children; parking was my own responsibility. A dream job – right? Ha!
Patience is NOT one of my many qualities. When I want something done, I really want it done 2 weeks ago. However, I am slowly learning the art of patience throughout this whole “getting my groove back” adventure. There have been months (maybe years) of exploring the options, hitting dead ends, and really finalizing my plan. Over the last few weeks, I have been juggling two options – bringing a product to market and doing something that utilizes my post-graduate degree. Yesterday – I made a choice.