had lunch with a friend who encouraged me to write a book about my life. When I said I hadn’t yet done that one pivotal thing by which I want to be known, he disagreed saying that I had already done so much, which to him, was inspirational.
While his flatterly motivates me to plan my next steps, I will suffice to having others write my story instead. And with each time I see my story in print, I remain utterly honored that it’s one worth sharing and a featured one at that!
Tons of gratitude to the Mobility Project by Mobility Management for sharing my story!
After nearly 45 years of living this life, I am now just realizing how life comes full circle and how life presents opportunities when we sometimes least suspect them. Having been on the Board of Directors for the Amputee Coalition for the last three years, I was contemplating whether or not to re-new my Board appointment for another three-year term when I was asked to be part of the Executive Committee.
When realizing that my voice would be stronger and that I would be part of developing the organization’s strategy, it occurred to me that refusing the nomination would be foolishly selfish. How can I impact change if I am not at the table? How can the voices of people be heard if I don’t speak up for them? And how can I walk away from a golden opportunity being gifted to me from the Universe?
And from the position as Madam Treasurer, I am honored to accept the role and position myself to make the world a better place.
Be the good.
Several weeks ago, I sat down with a writer at Caribou coffee in St. Louis Park. Nervous about our meeting, my anxieties were alleviated within minutes of chatting with the lovely Ms. Letta Page over lattes and chai teas. An editor by trade, and a self-disclosed “Doogie Howser”*, Letta is a master of the written word as she edits academic works; writes several blogs, and generally fills the world with her amazing spirit. (*She finished grad school before she was 20 years old!!!).
The purpose of the meeting was for her to interview me for a blog she writes for the studio where I do Pilates. After a few moments, she “got” me and how I see the world; my experiences; and how life compels me to constantly pay it forward. While the hour passed in what seemed a few moments, it was an hour filled with laughter and marvel at her interviewing skills and her love of life.
And now seeing her written word is nothing short of amazing which leaves me truly humbled to see how she skillfully captured the essence of me.