Life is better when you bring excitement to what you do and if you're passionate about everything you do, you do those things with a positive attitude, a sense of purpose, and with a level pride. When I first got into the information technology field in the late 90s, I found that an old saying I once heard suddenly was applicable to me: “if you do a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life." I had taken a passionate hobby of mine, information technology, and turned it into a very satisfying career that paid me very well. Having said that, it wasn’t my only passion and I knew that I had to find a work-life balance that allowed me to follow these passions.
I am very excited to announce that I will be running in my second consecutive Boston Marathon in support of Project Hope. Project Hope is a multi-service agency at the forefront of efforts in Boston to move families up and out of poverty. Most of the women this project serves are unable to meet their family's basic needs, have experienced homelessness or are currently homeless and lack the education and skills necessary to achieve financial independence. Yet, while these women face many challenges, including doubts about their and their children's future and ability to improve it, the women at Project Hope are - or have the potential to be - women of exceptional strength. Project Hope's core - and unique - competency is to ensure that potential is realized.