(A Womans Journal – A blank journal with quotes by women). “To err is human – but it feels divine”. – Mae West
Today, while in Alburque, NM, I spent the afternoon with Sally Smith. We had a wonderful visit and a great dinner. I told her a story, one that has been close to my heart lately. I had the honor to go to Copper Center a year or two ago to present Certificates of Recognition to these high school girls who pledged sobriety.
Will Mayo, a leader that I’ve looked up to since I was a young girl was there to speak.
When it became my turn to speak, among other things, I thanked Will Mayo. I shared with the audience something along the line of:
“I grew up in McGrath and Will Mayo came out to speak to us. I want to thank you for doing that, Will, and I am grateful to see that you are still doing that. Because you showed me that there was a place for me where I fit in. A girl from a Trapping Cabin.”
While I shared this story with Sally, I cried. It still touches me to feel how grateful I am for that.
I am now the Executive Director of a Statewide Organization. It is amazing that this came to pass. I am merely 33, and prepared personally and thankfully.