I had the best day last Friday! I spoke at Career Day to a group of ninth graders at the local junior high. (Oh, and I was given strict instructions by my eldest daughter not to embarrass her since the room was filled with her contemporaries.)
I was in good company — Lauren Marsh of Lauren Marsh Dance and Geoff Mitchell of Jamm Entertainment also presented. Lauren, Geoff, and myself had one thing in common: all of us spoke about taking what comes naturally to you to find where your passion lies. Lauren began her dance studio over six years ago and has grown her enrollment from six to over 350. Geoff began working as a DJ in high school, and now his company has expanded to provide entertainment for everything from ESPN events to bass fishing tournaments.
My daughter also advised me not to come empty-handed, so here’s the giveaway I handed out to the students:
It’s my hope that the bigger gift was our message. For me, it was a winding road to find my passion. I loved sharing my story with the upcoming generation as it’s exciting to consider what they will be doing with their lives as well.