My Joe convo was enlightening as per usual. I got homework (also as usual). The thing I have to do is take one day a week to think about what the world needs rather than thinking about what gifts I have to contribute. By this exercise, I am meant to find what needs to be addressed, what I have and which heart strings will bridge that gap. After parting ways, I joined my mom and my third cousins, the Danes, at the Ferry Building. It was interesting. I really like Europeans. Maybe it’s because I grew up with them. My Aon Toastmasters meeting was next. I took on mentoring a fledging Toastmasters club. I enjoy opportunities to help people develop and grow. This feels like one of those opportunities.
The last event of the day was for a group I am part of called Women EmPower for those in architecture, engineering, construction and technology. It is an organization to support women and help us develop understanding and tools that will help navigate our male dominated fields. The program we developed for the evening was around asking questions in different settings (classroom, meeting, one on one). We came up with questions which we asked then talked about how we felt as we asked them. After we discussed various ways we could mitigate our feelings, we felt empowered to express ourselves. It is a great group to be part of as we are all very supportive of each other.
After a day of running around, bed was a welcome place to spend the rest of Wednesday’s hours.