They came!! Girls from eight different zip codes traveled to Ambridge to participate in my girls-only football camp, called zone coverage!
We did agility drills, hosted a football combine, talked football terminology, learned about each position, and even played flag football.
2020 was about having 20/20 vision, but now in 2021, we found out that there was a need for corrective lenses.
How many times have people had preconceived notions about you or you passed judgment on someone before even hearing their opinion or viewpoint.
"Sometimes you wanna go
Where everybody knows your name
And they're always glad you came
You wanna be where you can see (ah-ah)
Our troubles are all the same (ah-ah)
You wanna be where everybody knows your name"
A few years ago I worked for a political campaign. At a team meeting about neighborhood canvassing, there was a discussion on what dates and locations to visit. One of the members told me that I cannot go to a few towns because my skin color would hurt the candidate in the polls. Also, my safety was a concern. It set me back for a millisecond and reminded me that not everyone was as progressive as the candidate. It was more shocking that the person that said it to me was a young male in his 20s.
We made it through the first nine weeks!
I had to adjust a few areas in our life with the kids at home when I am working remotely.
Here are my top 3 tips for those whose coworkers are their children who work in different departments.
The image with this post is from 2017. It's written by a guy from Omaha, Nebraska, that I met in Chicago, Illinois, at a Rotary Zone Leadership Development Summit. I love that this popped up in my timeline today because all of the conversations that are about companies and organizations looking to build diversity, inclusion, and equity committees
You never know when someone calls you for an interview how the finish product will turn out. I worked tirelessly to help change the conversation in my area by promoting civic engagement. At no point was I looking to be a voice for the community, my goal was to be an avenue and lighthouse.
Before the name 'Karen' became a social norm for a person who felt that their belief of entitlement trumped my personal boundaries and basic human decency and respect, I was used to it. It never stopped me because I moved forward in life with the unwritten understanding that I have to be emotionally stronger, educated, focused, healthy, and in sync with my morals and purpose.
EVERY TIME I hear this song I cry and smile; Now to finally see the video to it- LOVE
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