Thursday, May 9, 2013

In the Still of the Night

It is 2:30 am and I am writing this on a train from somewhere in the middle of Ohio. That is not an apology for any typos (although...), it is sheer awe in how far technology has come. 

When I do my presentation on Generations in the Workforce I have a slide that describes what was going on in the world in the year 2000 and that has always been powerful for me. But tonight I am traveling back to my undergraduate university (for another post) and thinking about when I graduated in 1993. I skipped the ceremony and got in a car with a friend and moved to Washington DC with no money and no job but full of promise and ready to change the world.  Crazy, right?  

Twenty years later, as I sit on this train next to the most precious little boy ever, I am in sheer awe that I still feel full of promise and ready to change the world. Technology has advanced beyond my wildest dreams and my ideas of how I can contribute to the world have morphed, but that hope, promise, and dream are still there. I must surely be one of the luckiest people in the world.  
Photo Credit: Carrie Holbo Photography