Settling into my seat today, I took a deep breath and opened the packet of briefings for today’s meeting.
Settled into the 19th floor of a prestigious law firm next to the State Capitol, I took a moment and looked around the room in wonder.
Wonder at how I – a prairie farm kid – got here.
Wonder at how I went from managing policy just three weeks ago to having a seat at the table affecting it.
There were moments of trepidation, silent sweats, and that feeling of oh-my-God-I-am-not-so-sure-about-this.
And then it happened: Listening to the commentaries, I found myself nodding in agreement, in understanding. I got past my shyness and started asking questions. My questions were well received, and the best part? The best part was my contribution was welcomed. I belonged there.
“Act like you belong there, not just like you wanna be there.” -the Hubbs.
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
“Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.” ~Usman B. Asif