For as long as I have known, the month of November has always been a busy time for me. When I was in school, I was dealing with midterms. Post grad, I was busy recruiting before the holidays actually hit when things would slow down a bit. Coincidentally, it’s the month that I always get sick in because my focus is directed elsewhere and not towards myself or things that I should focus on. While, Thanksgiving is a holiday that is full of meals and catching up with family and friends, I typically tend to view it as a reflective period. It allows me to put on the brakes and re-evaluate my current life situation. Whoa – are we getting kind of deep here on Yow Yow?! Yes, but for good reason. In my life and in my work, I grew up believing that everything happens for a reason and that every person that comes into your life is for a purpose. I made a note on my list of things to do months ago to remind myself to contact my favorite teacher from high school. The note remains and as time went on, more notes continued to be added to that pad until I made other tasks my priorities and could no longer find that original note that I had written. It wasn’t until a student from my former high school crossed paths with me just a couple weeks ago that sparked some action in me and I finally made contact with my former teacher. I don’t think I would have ever sent that email had I not had that interaction with the student. When we graduate from high school or from college, I’m sure teachers and professors naturally believe they may never hear from their students ever again and it’s a sad fact isn’t it? Because they are some of the greatest influences that we will ever have and when the year ends or we graduate, that gets lost. Education has been something near and dear to my heart since the beginning. I speak about it openly on Yow Yow! often and I happen to work for a company whose mission is to grow and promote it. It was ironic that I ended up here because I never thought that I would so it was fitting for me to go back and thank the individual that inspired this path without both of us even knowing.
Readers, in this day and age it is difficult to disconnect. Nobody feels it harder than I do. Disconnect from the fluff on the internet that doesn’t matter and instead use technology for something greater and reconnect with someone that deserves a “thank you.”