Grabbing the Bull by the Horns

What has happened to me in the past couple of weeks? Aside from not keeping up with my posts (sorry folks), I have had a couple of life-changing experiences.

A few weekends ago, I participated in the first half of the StartingBloc NYC institute. It was AMAZING! I met over 130 young people who are all about bringing offbeat partnerships/collaborations and innovation to the social sector. I learned about a number of social enterprises that are on the rise including the use of technology in organizations like OpenAction and Digital Democracy. I also developed a few relationships to move Mocha Salon forward. One of which can be instrumental in developing our curriculum. Stay tuned!

Mocha Salon is moving from idea to execution. Stephanie and I chose to expand our reach to Latino women. We are also putting together a powerpoint deck, which we will then present to a leadership development guru. These are truly exciting times for us. I know we mentioned we will be sending out a survey to all of you and that will definitely happen in the near future. I am still collecting information from those who would like to participate, so sign up please.

Other exciting news, I am in a fantastic relationship! In the midst of all of this craziness–work, friends, family, traveling, StartingBloc, meetings–Shalena is now in love. Just needed to get that out. I read a wonderful post today for those like me who need to be in control of every part of their life. We can have it all: career, love, life. It simply takes grabbing the bull by the horns and taking initiative. There will be rejection, but handling rejection well is part of taking risks; and risks are necessary to increase opportunities.


~ by Shalena on March 16, 2010.

2 Responses to “Grabbing the Bull by the Horns”

  1. Focusing on your last part, congrats to being in A Loving Relationship! To add on to having initiative, we must also be willing to accept that the person we do allow into life should have a functioning purpose to who we are constantly growing into.

    • Absolutely! There is true testament to being with someone who is an individual who happens to be in a relationship, rather than being defined by the relationship. Thanks for that comment 🙂

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