Question – Who do you look up to?

Who do you look up to?

So many people! I mean too many to count, really. Historical figures like Ada Lovelace and Edith Wharton, family members, friends, and colleagues. I’ve been told more than once that I to easily find positives in people and I will unapologetically state that it’s absolutely true.

Ada Lovelace and Edith Wharton both defied convention, family obligations, expectations to create lives that were entirely their own. Growing up in a restrictive household, I looked up to both women and often wondered how exactly they broke free. Here’s a talk I did on Ada a few years ago, it pretty clearly and in under 5 minutes outlines why I look up to her – Intro for Ignite Phoenix #13.

When it comes to people I actually know, I think that they all have one quality in common – boldness. I look at the family and friends that I cherish the most and all of them have an area in life where if they aren’t entirely fearless they are at the very least decisive and readily take chances and overcome challenges. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by so many bad ass women.

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~ by Oden on October 13, 2016.

 
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