Each women's selections start with a short piece about a woman who has inspired her. I wrote about my friend and teacher mentor Carolyn. I don't think I had ever told her how inspired I have been by her, so it felt good to let her know. Also included at the beginning of each section is a quote from a famous woman. I was pleased to find that the quotation introducing my own work is one of my favorites by Eleanor Roosevelt:
"Do one thing every day that scares you."
Since tomorrow I am embarking on a solo trip for the first time in over a decade, I'm taking this to heart. While each new trip brings a certain level of anxiety, going alone heightens that nervousness. So I'm taking Eleanor's advice to heart. What a great way to celebrate Women's History Month.
What woman has most inspired you? I'd love to hear. Anyone who would like a copy of the free e-version of Aspiring to Inspire can respond by May 2, 2014, and I'll send one to you.