And then I read Seth Godin's blog post this morning. Apparently, he hates New Year's though he seems to have changed his tune this year, too. He sees a tremendous opportunity this year and I wonder how many of us will rise to the challenge he's laid before us: "
To that end, I wanted to share a resource given to me by my friend, Linda. Linda is on the board of the Black Culinary Association (BCA), a nonprofit that supports racial minorities entering the culinary world. Linda found BCA after registering her profile on boardnetusa.org, an on-line community that matches up boards seeking members with individuals interested in serving on nonprofit boards. If you'd like to take up Seth Godin's challenge, this resource is a wonderful place to begin your journey.
I'm home today cleaning my apartment to start the New Year off right. I was dusting my bookshelves a few hours ago and came across my copy of Oh, the Places You'll Go. While a little bit cliched at this point, there are a few lines where I always get choked up. It's possible I take our dear friend, Dr. Seuss, too literally. It's also possible that I am a giant sap. "Your mountain is waiting so....get on your way!" always has some special meaning for me. I've been searching for my mountain for a long time now, and while I've climbed a few peaks, looked out over a few vistas, and none of them have been my peaks. I simply borrowed them from someone else for a while, did some good while I was there, and then had to move on.
In 2009, I'd like to find my mountain, make something that matters. If you've found yours, know that I am insanely jealous and excited for you all at once. It must be a remarkable feeling. If you're like me, still searching, then I hope that 2009 will be your year of great discovery, too.