We are getting the final items packed here, putting the last pieces into our bags for the Grand Canyon.
While repacking my backpack for the 3rd time, trying to figure out if I have enough warm items (do I really need another pair of wool socks?), I watched Jane Lynch’s commencement speech.
Hot off the alumnae newsletter presses, Smith College shared Jane Lynch’s commencement speech today. When the email popped into my inbox, I almost deleted it in my hurry and scurry to pack.
But, then I decided to play it in the background — while I repacked, again.
I’m so glad I did, especially before we hike into the Grand Canyon and raft down the Colorado River.
To sum up Jane’s words of wisdom…
Face the fear and do it anyway.
She couldn’t have found me at a better time, both packing my bags and also packing up my promise to be lovemore and fearless this year.
What I loved most about Jane’s message was this:
She didn’t feel “in the game” until she was 40-years old. It wasn’t until age 40 that she took a risk, went out a limb and created something with her own name on it. And, it’s that which brought her to her next opportunity — which led her to even bigger and better roles — and, of course, brought her GLEE.
Because she relied on the principles of improv.
She embraced the phrase, “Yes, and …” in order to accept whatever life threw at her and then turned it into something incredible.
You can watch the entire speech at the link below.
Okay, that’s it!
I am packed and as ready as I will ever be:
Neoprene socks … check!
Tevas … check!
Waterproof sunscreen … check!
What about this blog?
While I’m riding the waves of the river, I will be sending you a blog post everyday from here. Even though I can’t blog while on the river, I can auto-schedule my posts to arrive one each day.
In true Jane Lynch fashion, I said YES, AND.
So, what does this mean? A new series launches tomorrow, right here at The Promise 365 — where I am going to take YOU on a TRIP. I hope you stop by to check it out.
Like Jane said,
“Yes, and” … check!