…tonight, we are young. so let’s set the world on fire, we can burn brighter than the sun… ~ FUN
After nearly seven years in my current position with one of the largest managed health care organizations in the United States, after working my ass off, I’m doing something that frankly even a few years ago I wouldn’t have dreamed about. I’m presenting at one of our National Conferences. Sure, I’m not doing it alone, I’m part of a panel presentation, but still, it’s a big deal. I’ve been preparing for this moment for years now, at least in the abstract. More concretely, I’ve been preparing for days now. I’ve written and re-written my script. I’ve done dry runs. I’ve got it down. Here’s the deal, it’s my parents and my siblings who are the public speakers but not me, that’s never been my forte. I’ve been happy hanging outside of the spotlight. But no more, at some point recently I realized that I had something to offer and people needed to hear what I have to say. It’s been an awesome realization. I’ve been talking to my kid today about this subject. He’s super smart. He’s also a bit of a slacker…just like I was at his age. I realize now what my dad was talking about when he rode my ass (a little too hard I thought at the time). As I look at my kid, I want him to recognize just how amazing he is…and to do it much quicker than I did about myself. As I’ve aged, and become a parent, I’ve come to realize that each one of us has the ability to set the world on fire! Maybe all it takes is recognizing that we have the spark to do so!
Here’s to finding the spark that’s in each and every one of us and then burning. this. mother. down. to. the. ground. Cheers y’all!