A dear friend of mine has a quote framed on her desk, and frequently reminds me of its importance. It is her mantra, her creed, and I hope she won’t mind that I’ve adopted it today for the purpose of this post.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Some people spend their lives asking themselves this question – pursuing a dream of doing something that makes them come alive. I’ve been blessed to know for most of my life what makes me come alive. I knew when I posted pictures of Hillary Clinton in my room instead of the Spice Girls. I knew when I babysat for the next door neighbor and wanted to teach her about environmentalism instead of playing Barbies. I knew when I took my first women’s studies class in college. My mission in life, and the thing that makes me come alive, is changing the world for women and girls. It’s in my blood, my soul, and my hands. And as I posted a few weeks ago, when you find your mission, you will feel its demand.
With that said, the big announcement from the Career Girl world is this – I’ve decided to leave my full time job and pursue my mission full time. There will be huge changes coming from Career Girl – events, a new website (welcome, here you are!), opportunities to connect nationwide. And you’ll see a lot more from me personally as well. I’m writing, I’m pursuing speaking opportunities and exciting freelance work as it comes. I have never been more resolved or ready to tackle something in my entire life.
I love the Broadway show, Wicked, and I guess you could say I’m “Defying Gravity” today. I’m taking a huge leap and determined to show the world what makes me come alive. I hope you’ll stay with me through this journey and become even more engaged with Career Girl Network as time goes on. Cheers!