August makes me think of back to school. And Lisa Frank. I loved shopping for new school supplies more than new clothes- even before school uniforms. It was my second “new year” celebration and I couldn’t wait for that first period bell to ring. Yeah, I was that painfully shy girl who so wanted to make friends, but was a little too excited about learning.
Fast forward to right now. I’ve packed my bag days in advance, making sure my supplies are laid out and ready to go: business cards, schedule, pens and paper. But instead of class, tomorrow the Texas Style Council starts and I’m giddy to learn and connect- no longer painfully shy. As a friend aptly puts it, I’m a development junkie and a connector. I love meeting people and then connecting them to others, all the while developing myself (and you!) professionally and personally.
My August is full of goals already: both coaching others and setting them myself. In the next two weeks, I’ll post my champagne toast-worthy goals. Maybe you’ll post some of yours and we can hold each other accountable, be cheerleaders and give that friendly push when we’re stuck.
Get a good night's sleep! Tomorrow is a big day.