A life long friend shared this song along with her heartfelt words, “This reminds me of us”.
The sentiment spoke to years of caring and connection mixed with growth and on occasion, hurt feelings … of mistakes and missteps.
How do we move beyond injury? How do friends remain friends for the long haul?
It’s all about repair.
It is all about
This is true too of sisters, colleagues, and mentors.
If we cannot move in and around difficulties, we cannot grow. We cannot achieve our potential. We cannot reach our best.
Truth is – we can.
I have been reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandburg lately along with colleagues, a genuine learner of a man, and my long time mentor and friend. The result? Compelling conversations. Sharing. Reflection. Support for one another. Each of us daring to begin to lean into our careers, relationships, lives. What a gift to have opportunity to meet in community and grow alongside others who have your back.
This post is written in gratitude for the women and the exceptional men who care enough to speak up, to share, to care, to be all in.