I think about where I was two years ago – broken.

It’s a beautiful night and I’m listening to Tenishia & Sue McLaren – Strong (Chillout Mix) on repeat.  I think about where I was two years ago – broken.

Today I was recognized for my two year anniversary at job by our CEO. It was a great day at work. I presented research on our volunteer engagement and highlighted some of our success.

I’ve come so far professionally in the field of volunteer engagement, and I am fortunate to work in a supportive environment that encourages it. I have been thinking about my future, and I want to focus on being amazing at volunteer engagement like so beyond amazing that I can teach others.

Sometimes I feel mournful about the past. At the same time I’m not broken anymore.

I’m strong.

Consider the images below my before and after.

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