Jump In and Make an Impact
Are you good with remembering names? What about just faces? I'm terrible at it!! My husband and I moved back to my hometown just before we had our son and I see people almost daily that I went to school with and I cannot remember their names. It's so embarrassing!!
People come and go in our lives every day. Some make a small impact while others make huge impacts after only being around for a short time. Let me tell you about a few people who have "jumped" into my life – and how they impacted me.
Susan M. – She jumped into my life when I started working with Child Protective Services and she makes an impact on me to this day. Susan was the Assistant District Attorney for the county I worked in during 2004. She and I worked so closely together on cases to keep children safe. She believed in me and told me that I was doing so well… I didn't believe it. I saw Susan this week at a work conference in Austin. She worked for CPS now and she is my boss' boss' boss. Thankfully, she remembers me and we stopped to have a short conversation about what I do for work now. I told her that I was finally in a position where I feel confident. She and I remembered how timid and unsure I was back then and she said "but you were soooo good and I didn't get it!". I might see Susan once a year, but she is a HUGE reason I lasted in this line of work for so long.
Courtney – this person probably doesn't even know that she has "jumped" into my life and made the impact that she has…I should probably tell her. Courtney is the blogger who writes My Crazy Savings. I started reading Courtney's blog when I began couponing and learning how to live a frugal life. One day, Courtney wrote a post called Why I Blog and this triggered me to email her to ask her about blogging part time. She gave me some advice on starting it all…and the rest…is history…
Howard – my husband – jumped into my life on May 1, 2007. If you haven't yet, I HIGHLY recommend that you read My Family Story. I had the best time writing it and I love when others read it.