As I sit here and reflect about this experience 2 weeks later a few key things come to mind. The first one is “just do it”. Say it out loud, make that reservation, buy that ticket, climb that mountain. People ask me “how do you do these special things?” I just did them—no magic involved, just go do it.
Secondly, find a workplace that matches who you are as a person. It may sound corny, but I finally found an employer who not only respects who I am as a person but who also wants to see me lead a fulfilling life. I used to feel like a fish out of water at so many places I used to work. The people who make up ReadyTalk exemplify the way I want to live my life—work to live, not live to work. I would like to take this space to truly thank ReadyTalk for letting me accomplish one of my life's goals - break 20,000 feet.