Courage

Courage

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.  ~Ambrose Redmoon After perseverance, I would say the next character trait I’ve developed over the years is courage.  I completely relate to the Ambrose...
Life lessons from sailing

Life lessons from sailing

The heart of Toastmasters International is to learn and grow.  In this speech, I share a few of the lessons from sailing that can be applied to life.  I intentionally dressed very casual to enhance the speech. You can sail alone but it’s not as much fun Make a plan,...
The journey here

The journey here

11/28/05 I was working my office hours the first week of school in Fall, 1992.  As Programs Director, I assisted the President of Residents Interhall Congress get the year going. I answered the phone when the Reid Hall Manager called in their officers. President –...
The seeds were planted

The seeds were planted

This may be the most difficult writing of the whole experience. Bear with me and read to the end if you can. In June, 1986, I was 13 and moved to Arkansas because my biological mom, Sheila, had been begging Aunt Mary & Uncle Jim for 2 years to allow me to at least...
An evening with Lizz

An evening with Lizz

The last post was getting ridiculously long, so for the evening adventure, I began again. I met Lizz Porter, last year at BlogHer and continued our friendship at Type A Conference. Her bio says, “Heh. The short version. Thing number one, I’m tall....