The last few weeks have been a whirlwind!!! My full-time job is getting busier, my LEGO business is really picking up, requests for presentations on my book are still coming in daily, and I’m managing my recent security consulting work too! Though it may seem to be a frantic pace, I believe I’m pacing myself well and getting plenty of rest too! I’m Building a lot of Momentum and believe I can accomplish so much more!!
In the midst of all the work, I also managed to get Mom to two doctor appointments, thanks to a lot of help from Tim. Mom is still in excellent health and only needs to see her doctors once a year. Mom had a moment of clarity the other day and told me that she was proud of me! I was thrilled. When I was a little girl, Mom always told me “keep building your future!”. During that time, she and I built LEGO projects almost every day and she’d comment that “if I continued my education, I could rebuild the world”.
As I build momentum in my life and career, I think every day about Mom. In the LEGO Serious Play session I gave to the upper management and CEO of the United Way in downtown DC on Wednesday, one of the participants told me that I’d taught their group that they could build and accomplish anything as long as they worked together! There were high-fives and hugs as they finished the LEGO model they built as a group and then put it in a display case for all to see.
On Thursday Tim and I went to Danville, VA so I could deliver a presentation for the Alzheimer’s Association. It was awesome! There was laughter, a few tears and some great hugs too! The highlight was clearly a 45 minute interview I did for PBS at the end of my presentation. In that interview, I was asked about my relationship with Mom and I loved sharing all of the lessons she taught me and how I now try to ensure she receives the best care possible. He shared with me how moved he was by my presentation and how much of my heart and soul I had shared with the audience.
Mom would be overwhelmed if she understood everything that’s happened over the last few weeks, and I wish I could explain it all to her! Maybe I’ll try to convey it with some LEGO bricks so she’ll be able to see that I’m continuing to Build Momentum, just like she taught me! Love you Mom, Thanks for the lessons!