New Year Resolution

In the past, I have written about a New Year’s Resolution as the equivalent if a Strategic Plan, with a mission, goals, action plan, timeline and measurement.

While I still find that to be true, this New Year’s – my resolution is different.

I want to take this year to write to and about the wonderful traits of people I treasure. I want to share personally the importance of people’s effect and impact on mine and likely many, many others lives.

I am likely more comfortable about sharing my life as if it usa public book, so I am mindful that this is not the case for others.

I also guarantee there is no rhyme, reason, order, and especially that anyone will or should care. I am not that important. And as a person of little importance, I have so many people that I love and respect.

We are all threads woven together.

Published by Trudy Sobocienski

My blog, "Beyond Leadership" is a creative place to share my personal feelings and thoughts while working in leadership roles for a variety of Alaska Native organizations, both for and not-for profit entities. An incredible leader and mentor of mine once asked while we were in Washington, DC, "What happened to you between the ages of 7-10 that motivated you to serve in a native leadership capacity". I was struck by that poignant thought and as such, include actual entries from my mother and my diaries beginning in the early 1970's. I enjoy sharing these excerpts because it captures the parallels she and I were experiencing throughout life, from two separate worldviews. Hers as a young mother of four and mine as her eldest child. I have never came across a book on leadership that lays bare a leaders personal feelings, thoughts, hopes, fears and dreams they were experiencing. So for me, my goal is two-fold: 1. Share the incredible life my parents created for my siblings and I growing up in remote Alaska; and, 2) Sharing my humanity, through my personal diaries and journals, while serving as the youngest-ever President/CEO for the Alaska Native Health Board. There are passages that will include significant policy issues I was working on throughout my career and travels. There are many more passages that do not. I cannot speak for my mom's passages, because I am reading them as I share them here, with you; with her permission of course.

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