December 21, 2015

Inspiration appreciation

You can’t do what I’m doing without having some incredible people in your corner.

I will be forever grateful to family, friends and colleagues who encouraged me to pursue this dream. At first, I only told a few people what I was planning.  One was a former boss I emailed who immediately wrote back:  Do it do it do it!!! … then sent me the necklace pictured above. That gave me the courage to keep sharing my news and, the more people I told, the more support I received.

I also want to say a special “thank you” to my dear friends and former colleagues at the Houston Area Women’s Center, an agency that serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence. I’ve never worked with a smarter, kinder, and more dedicated group of people. They work tirelessly to empower the clients (women, children and men) that they serve. They also empower and support each other. I can tell you that, if I hadn’t spent time in that phenomenal place, I never would have had the idea, or the will, to pursue this endeavor.

Below is my favorite compilation of Women’s Center media clips because it features so many of my former colleagues and gives you just a taste of the kind of life-changing work they do every day.