Role Models

Today is a big day for me.  I am highly considering leaving the organization I work for to move to another, and today is the big interview.  Its at moments like these that I like to turn to others for advice and support.  I could wax poetic about my family and how wonderful they are, but this space will be for some unlikely role models I have found along the way.

Meet my dear friend L.

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I had the chance of a lifetime to work with her, and while our time together was brief, she taught me so much.  You should visit her blog, singlemamachronicles and learn her story.  What she taught me was to be proud of who I am and the person I made myself, because sometimes you will find yourself alone, and its up to you to be strong.  She also showed me its important to be passionate, and in our field of work its important to follow that passion, but most importantly you have to always do what is best for you.  She is the kind of person that makes you proud to know, and I cannot wait to see the amazing things still yet to come her way.  My words fall short of how highly I thnk of her, even after subjecting me to listening to country music on the way to lunch!!

I have also found two role models in the blogging community, who I do not know in real life, but I take a lot away from their online personas.  Meet Teddi and BHB, real life friends, and great online role models.  I first found the wonderful world of blogs when I was at a very low point in my life.  Reading the sharp, witty, and smart words of these two blogs helped put a smile on my face.  Their honesty about the trials and tribulations in love, work, family, death, life, etc. are things I have been able to relate to.  Also, while I guess you can call them lifestyle blogs, they are not necessarily parading around in a lifestyle I could only dream about.  It is so genuinely nice to see these two overcome and find themselves surround by great love, great success, and great friends.

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