December started with a bang, attending the TEDxWomen simulcast. The speakers who just blew me away included:
Charlotte Beers (Husband gave me her book for xmas!), whose insistence on being in charge appeals to me;
Tiffany Dufu and Marie Wilson, whose admiration and respect for each other is tangible, and whose mentor/mentee relationship will set the standard for me in the future;
John Gerzema, whose study, "the Athena Doctrine" explores the qualities of successful leadership (hint: they possess feminine qualities), and whose talk I got to see in person this year at the Kauffman Center;
Ok, and lastly, Sue Austin, whose positive attitude was contagious, and whose underwater wheelchair was just too surreal to forget.
Speaking of surreal, I also attended an art show that included my former graphic design professor from college, Mike Sleadd. His illustrations have always interested me with their layers and layers of texture. Someday I might just purchase the one I mentioned in my December 9th post.
Husband and I were lucky enough to attend Barnaby Bright's new CD launch concert. They're so talented! We bought both their CDs and have played the labels off of them!
I'm looking forward to being at home tonight with the Family, snowy outside, maybe a fire in the fireplace, watching another episode of Downton Abbey (last night Husband and I rented season one—what a wonderfully-produced, visually-lush soap opera), with either a glass of wine or a Guinness.
Life is so good!
Thanks for reading (and stay safe tonight!),
p.s. Your good juju today: Take stock of what you have, where you are today, and be thankful you're as fortunate as you are!
Good juju-spreader, speaker, graphic designer. I'd love to hear from you!