That’s always been a way of life for me; even when thrown incredible obstacles, I’ve managed to have a happy heart and look forward to each day.
When I was invited to join ten other women for a “Conversation with Coca-cola” about this very thing, I was thrilled. It wasn’t clear, frankly, what might occur during this “conversation” but I was positive that it would be amazing. (A weekend away from my own drama? How could it not be amazing?)
And it was.
We who gathered together in Atlanta (the invited and the invitees) left our titles and expectations at the door, and shared our lives.
We were provided with many forums and activities, but in the end we really DID have a conversation; a conversation that spanned two days.
I was struck by the number of battles that we are all fighting, and the number of fears we all share. I was reminded that we are all worried about balance, about failure, about the rainbows that always seem right around the corner.
This gathering gave me a chance to peek into the lives of women just like me.
There were many stories shared, and many ideas that were passed from one heart to another, and several continue to resonate.
The fact that the quest for “balance” may indeed be futile; you have to find a way to make balance happen today: TODAY, and be happy with that balance, whatever it may be.
And one other important reminder for all of us? When you are climbing that ladder; when you are making that journey; when you are achieving success – don’t forget to lift as you go.
Yep. We must remember that true success is sweet only if you have your community to share it with; and the best way to have them with you, is to lift them up as well.
Lift as you go, people. Lift as you go.