It’s 4 am and I can’t sleep, so rather than toss and turn, I turn to writing. It’s what I do when I am thinking, thinking and then thinking some more. What’s that they say, about sleeping when you’re dead? I’ll probably end up writing then, too.
So what’s on my mind that I want to share or at least get off my chest? Things are happening, changing and the reasons I came to Vegas Vs. what’s happened once I got out here, are somewhat clouded at the moment. For one thing, I never expected to take a position with a risk management firm and re-enter the industry I had left, but it feels like home to me. The industry, and the firm I’ve aligned with, both give me a sense of belonging and although it was not necessarily part of my plan when I came out here, it’s what’s happened.
I’m also super excited about the prospect of the radio show, BetsLikeAGirl, for so many reasons. For one, it’s my own creation and it’s fun to see what you can do when you begin something without any particular direction coupled with a sense of knowing that you’re on to something. The world has changed, and women have careers, power, and positions of status and with that comes money to spend. So what then, do so many in the sports industry still cater to men, and think that women have no place in the overall marketing plan?
The other day someone wrote to me and said, “Thank you for being a voice of change.” That person works with the domestic violence shelter I volunteer for, and I was surprised when I got the message. I’ve never been one to sit back and accept the status quo, and at the risk of pissing people off, I will share when I see something that seems does not feel right to me.
So how do I make sense of all that I’ve done since I moved to Vegas? Perhaps focusing on empowerment, in the manner I’ve always done. Creating my own radio program that honors women, in a subtle way? Creating strategic risk management plans for non-profit organizations, that matter to me? Being a woman over 40, who will not let stereotypes cloud her choice to feel sexy? Will those things be on the table?
Stay tuned, the rest is still unwritten. Thanks for reading, even if you’re not there. The expression of gratitude is there, just in case you are.