Here's What You Do

Here's What You Do

Now, I don't mean to brag, you know, but these are political, environmental issues close to my heart.  We counted 24 varieties of bird visitors around the lot in 2 days.  There is so much concrete and gravel, they have less and less green space to feed on, hide their fledglings and find shelter.

I Have a Question

I Have a Question

“I’m sorry, may I ask a question? You all keep talking about ‘it’ and I know I’m supposed to keep the notes of this meeting. So, can you tell me what ‘it’ is?”

The whole conference table went silent. There were probably 10 people in the room—mostly pastors. This was my first full time job ever. I was one year out of college and I had always managed to find plenty of temp work, but the temp market had dried up. My choice was to work full time and give up dance auditions, or not pay the rent. I chose to pay the rent. This is how I found myself in the position of full time ‘executive assistant’ working for a church bureaucracy. In my mother’s day, it was called ‘secretary.’ And one of the roles of a secretary is to take notes at meetings where other people talk. I had attended five colleges, earned a master’s degree, learned to speak three foreign languages, performed on international stages, but I felt totally out of place as a secretary. At just over five feet tall, with perky blond hair, I knew I looked the part, but I was not well suited.

#PoliticsMindset

#PoliticsMindset

Feeling stuck when it comes to politics? Don't be too hard on yourself. We have ingrained behaviors and feelings learned over time around politics; there's no switch you can flip even if you fundamentally believe it's time we all "wake up" and take action.