This week for my morning devotionals, which is sort-of doubling as my inhale-breakfast-cram, I have been studying the profiles of renowned innovators, like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Larry Page (Google) in a book called The Innovator's DNA. It's all about innovators being different than just executives because they are more inquisitive and willing to cross boundary lines.
And then I suppose the winds of my life decided to see if I could take my own intrepid steps, because work produced several situations where I had to stand up for myself at work. Something about being a young woman and not as capable. Why is femininity a reduction of perceived intelligence? But I proudly reaffirmed my professional contributions, communicating very calmly and clearly, and opening that space up again for me to be respected as a working female.
I wish I could be a stow-a-way in the lives of these innovator's, discovering the ways they believe in themselves beyond others small minds.
Innovator's are courageous. That's what I think.
— Maya Angelou
Off to hide these exhausted dark eye circles. Really tough week for me. Got a girl's night with my junior high ladies.
Upward and onward,
(This was a couple summers ago when Katie and I hid in the bushes at work to enjoy the summer sun the day before my marathon)