Welcome to my blog. Who would have thought that Desiree Adaway would have a blog? I have a story I would like to share. It goes a little something like this…
Have you ever had a best friend that was really smart? Not just a little smart. Not just, “I know what A2 + B2 = C2 (Pythagorean theorem) is” smart, but I am always right and you should take my advice smart?
Yeah, you see where I’m going.
I have one of those BFFs. Her name is Pam Slim. She is a seasoned coach and writer who helps frustrated employees in corporate jobs break out and start their own business. Her blog, Escape from Cubicle Nation, is one of the top career and marketing blogs on the web. She told me (only as gently and kindly as a friend of over 25 years can) that I was so ‘web 1.0.’
I was not on Facebook or Twitter, and I didn’t have a blog. She knows me better than I know myself sometimes. See, I love building community, connecting people, nurturing and mentoring them. I love to design programs that raise awareness, funds, and engage hearts and minds. I love to laugh and learn and travel. Being the smart woman she is, she may have hinted a time or two that social networking and blogging would be right up my alley.
She was right when she told me to start watching ‘Law and Order’ in the 80’s, and she was right when she told me I was web ‘1.0’ and to get myself on the Internet. So, I got the hint and did my research. I would like to publicly say she was right. I LOVE it. All of it! I love Twitter and Facebook… I love all of it. I love the people I meet, the discussions I have, the collaborations being nurtured, the partnerships being created, the laughter, the unwavering support, the learnings, the sharing. I love it all.
So, welcome to my first blog post! It was a long time in the making. I see all of you as being part of my creative posse and us using this space collaboratively to build community. To raise funds for causes that are important to us personally. To raise awareness around important issues and to engage our heads, heart and minds through action.
Life is a collaborative process and strong minds do find each other. I will introduce you to smart, innovative creative folks and hope you will do the same. I will ask that we push each other in an effort to “raise our games” to the next level– I will try and challenge your assumptions to help enrich all of our professional and personal lives and honestly to help us do good better. What do you want to learn and how can I help you learn it?
Lets build a body of work that changes the world.