As of late, I feel like I’m sending Morse Code messages out into the universe. The problem is, I’m not fluent in Morse Code. There must be more to the messaging than a series of random beeps. My fingers sometimes grow tired from pushing buttons, and the monotone sound of the beeping can make my head spin.
You might inquire, “What messages are you sending out there…” Well, I’m trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. If the past is any indication, it will involve some collaboration with writing, fundraising, outreach, event planning, marketing and sales.
I am happiest when I’m leveraging resources from various spheres, bringing them together to pull off a cool experience. In the past, this has looked like: corporate training, non-profit management, marketing consulting, meaningful outreach, small events, or trade shows that attract hundreds of attendees.
As anyone who has faced a shift in careers can attest, it is sometimes brain numbing to come up with a realistic action plan for change. The term “action plan” is a bit much for me to take in right now, so I choose to focus on forward motion, one little step at a time.
I have recently taken some baby steps:
- Beep. I accepted an invitation to participate as a panelist on a webinar hosted by YSA and the National Girl Scouts on the topic of leveraging funding for outreach projects. There were 200 registered participants, and my portion was only about 10 minutes. I’m not gonna lie, it was a really fun experience.
- Beep Beep… My son and I are collaborating on a 5th Grade “Prayer Bears for India” outreach. We’ll engage participants with an authentic lunch, songs taught by a native Indian guest, and we’ll work to assemble 175 “prayer bears” for the kids who worship at a sister church in India. The details are coming together and it is sure to be an enjoyable experience.
- Beep Beep Beep… I am working with my daughter on a 2nd annual walk to benefit local shelters. We both love animals!
- I am doing some pro-bono work with a young cosmetologist who is trying to grow her business. She began motherhood at the ripe age of 15. She’s a bright, talented and hard working young lady. As mother of two (now ages 5 and 3), she is trying to forge a path for herself. We’ve had a great time brainstorming strategies to leverage her social and professional network, in an effort to expand her clientele at a local upscale salon. (I’ll be happy to pass her name along, if you are interested!)
I’m not sure what comes next… but for today I’m sending the message to the universe that I’m ready for whatever is coming next… just one baby step and beep at a time!
Beep. Beep, beep, beep. Beep. Beep.