We’ve lost our confidence.
And we spent our whole lives building it. From learning to walk, to receiving our report cards in school, to earning degrees, getting promotions, buying property or taking vacations.
All those activities told us we were doing okay. That we were moving in the right direction.
Then suddenly, all that certainty was gone. People lost jobs. Schools closed. We became isolated in our homes not knowing when we might be able to go back to life as we knew it. Continue reading
Only hours away from a new year. A blank page. A fresh start. The possibilities are endless.
I am making a non-resolution list. Things I am NOT going to do in 2019.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle last weekend. The simplicity of her dress, the choir singing Stand By Me, the award-winning teen cellist who was invited to perform at the ceremony, the heartfelt preacher, the fascinators, the palpable love, the handpicked flowers, the booming cheers from the crowds, the strong mothers who helped lead the bride and groom to that moment. I laughed and cried and clapped like it was my own family wedding. Continue reading
When people think of Bill Gates, they often focus on the fact that he started Microsoft and is one of the wealthiest people in the world. And those things are true.
But he was also a kid with a passion for technology before the dawn of computers as we know them today. When he was a student at Harvard, he heard about the launch of the first personal computer called the MITS Altair. From his university room, he called the president of that company and said he had written the programming language for that computer and asked if the president would like to see it. The president said yes and booked a meeting. Continue reading