Friday, September 14, 2012

Exciting News!

Today I have some very exciting news to share!!

If you read my blog, then you know that I’m very involved with our local  American Cancer Society in many different aspects. I love ACS and I love what they stand for; I love knowing that somehow (even if it’s in a small way), I’m helping make a difference in a cancer patient’s life.

Yesterday, we held a meeting to plan out our course of action for the 2013 Leadership Council.

Guess who was appointed as the 2013 SWLA American Cancer Society Leadership Council PRESIDENT!?

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Eeeeek!!

Yours truly!

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When the original idea was brought to my attention on Tuesday, I didn’t know what to think! I was FLOORED (like mouth hanging open jaw dropping floored). You see, last year was the first year for our area to have a council. Being a part of that very first council as a team member was a ton of fun and I really enjoyed all of the things we accomplished. Our 1st Council President was a former Mayor in our area….so imagine my surprise when I was approached to step into his role for year two!

I didn’t know what to think….or do…many thoughts ran through my mind – am I even capable of holding such a role? What if I fail? I put away thoughts of doubt and I changed my mindset. If others have faith in me, then I should have faith in myself as well! If they weren’t sure I could uphold this role, they wouldn’t have asked me. I’m feeling more confident in myself now and I know we are going to have a great year ahead!

Next weekend, I will be travelling to Nashville, TN (on a whirlwind trip, I might add) for an ACS Relay for Life Summit (training). I’m REALLY excited and can’t wait to see everything the weekend has in store!

Whew….what a crazy, nerve-racking, exciting day!! Here’s to a world with LESS cancer and MORE birthdays! :0)

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Have you ever been asked to step into a role where you doubted yourself in the beginning?

13 comments:

  1. congrats friend thats awesome! woo hoo!

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  2. Congrats! Your excitement alone means that you'll put your heart and soul into your role! Good luck :)

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  3. Congrats!!! That's so awesome and I know you'll do an amazing job!!!

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  4. Congratulations! You'll make a great president!

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  5. Congratulations! You'll make a great president!

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  6. Congratulations Karen! What an honor!

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  7. Congratulations! You got it for a reason - you'll be fantastic, I'm sure :-D

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  8. Congratulations! Can I vote for you for President in the election on Nov 6? :) I don't really care of any of the current candidates, haha!

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  9. My dream is to visit Nashville, TN, - "Music City, U.S.A" cuz i love music ! Thx for sharing, hope you visited it!

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