I have always wanted to be the mom or aunt who did cool things, had cool ideas. To have a house full of young people around.
However, my life’s travels have just not allowed it. I will never be a mom as I married late in life. My husband has two daughters but they still grieve for their mother though the grieving has eased for them. I have and will never expect them to consider me their mother. The best I can hope for is to be their friend.
The best I can do is to be a “friend” to those young individuals I work with. To help them with the challenges they face by pointing them in the direction where they can find the answer on their own. All I can do is offer guidance but they must to come to their own conclusions or answers. This is something I wished I had had as I was navigating through my career.
So for the last years of my career my goal is to provide guidance to those young individuals, to leave some type of legacy. It may not be one remembered by management but it will be remembered by those who with whom I had the pleasure to share.
This is my hope and dream.