Pausing

So this year just happened…I became a grandmother…my dad passed away…I was a keynote speaker in Taiwan at a STEM education conference…my family cleaned out and sold my dad’s Marietta home…IN2 won a Chicago Innovation Award…I had a pacemaker implanted…my husband and I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru…and I resigned my leadership position at…

Buen Camino

Peeling back the onion on a once-in-a-lifetime experience is complicated. My husband and I returned from Spain two weeks ago and a common question is, “So, how was it?” My answer was never what I wanted, but what can you expect from a hallway conversation or brief encounter when you don’t know if they really…

Custom Fit

Over a quarter century ago I tried playing golf, but was too close to my Division I competitive decompression to appreciate what the game had to offer. I engaged my personal pause button on the game and said I’d pick it up when I was 50.  Little did I know two things back then.  First,…