Greetings District 3!
I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday season, and I wish you the best in the New Year!
After a busy fall within our District, I had some time to spend with family, get some rest, and think about the upcoming year. I spent quite a bit of time catching up on calendar entries, and the slate already looks full. Some of the things I will be doing immediately are:
*Helping co-chair the ACE 2012 program committee.
*Facilitating 1 session for the New Professionals Alliance RMT study group.
*Attending the Huron River Chapter Ice Breaker Symposium on February 18.
*Attending and presenting at the Mid-Michigan Chapter Spring Fling on March 10.
On a personal level, I am studying to take my CMT exam in early spring, as well as further my education through continuing education classes.
As each year comes to a close and a New Year begins, I try to take some time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. As I make those reflections and plans, I am always reminded that I really have very little control over a lot that happens. I am also reminded that the important thing always is my attitude. Unfortunately, we don’t always have a lot of control over what life and our profession throws our way. The one thing we do have control over is our attitude.
In our industry, we are experiencing continued change, much of which we have no control over; however, we do have a choice over how we think and what we chose to do. I have just experienced a major change, a company buyout and change in employers, and I know that each of you have your own experiences and situations you are facing. With each of these comes an element of fear about that change. I can chose to let fear paralyze me or let fear be a catalyst for embracing change.
I have decided that in the New Year I want to be catalyst for embracing change in a positive way. I want to be a part of a group that says we can help shape our direction and our future, and I want to be a part of helping each of you be a catalyst for change in our industry. I look forward to working with each of you in the New Year and building new and stronger relationships within our region and within AHDI.
If I can be of help any any way, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-640-9879.