"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
~ Howard Thurman
With a childhood dream to become an astronaut, I dedicated my life to science at an early age.
After earning two engineering degrees from Stanford, a U.S. Air Force officer commission, and an astronautical engineering PhD from the Naval Postgraduate School, I could actually say I was a rocket scientist.
For 20 years I followed my chosen path, until the shape of my eyeballs disqualified me and shattered my astronaut dream.
In the years since, I've learned new ways of being. I've realigned my life with my passions for creativity, relationship building, leadership and team dynamics, and mindful living.
My journey has taught me that identity and occupation are not synonymous, that even major disappointments hold gifts beyond imagining, and that every experience leads us closer to our purpose on this earth.
I'm truly living my dream every day.
From my experiences as a barefoot runner, I've come to appreciate the "natural" in everything - from horsemanship to yoga to career creation and beyond. Grounding my body and soul in the energy of the earth and the universe enables me to tap into eternal sources of inspiration.
From my days as a swing and country dancer, I've embodied the fundamental human fuel of connection and the joy of seamless transitions between leading and following. Connecting with soul, purpose, family, friends, students, teachers, humanity, and our magical universe keeps me vibrant and alive.
From my education and training as a rocket scientist, I've applied the essence of rocket science to life as a whole. With a creative vision in mind, I have the power to move from where I am to where I want to be, to let go of what's no longer needed along the way, and to acknowledge my progress and make course adjustments.
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