“She walked to the edge of the cliff and took the step into the darkness of the unknown. We all believe she will either land on something solid or she will be taught to
This is a quote my mother loved, according to my sister Kathy, in response to my announcement to my siblings through our Saturday morning Facebook chat, that I resigned my position as the communications manager at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. I have several reasons that are all very positive and good for doing this.
Twelve years went by so fast at the Museum. Where did it go? The truth is this has been the longest, most stable job I’ve ever had. I have seen the world through this wonderful, amazing Museum. I’ve also seen it go from a shuttered building to beautiful gallery space. And my coworkers are the best. As Madonna says in the song “Jump”: there’s only such much you can learn in one place, the more I stay, the less I learn.” So I’m jumping!
In these twelve years social media has happened. I knew I loved it immediately. I became alive! I always said social media for me was like the end of the movie Cybil, starring Sally Field as the woman with multiple personalities. At the end Joanne Woodward, her psychiatrist, takes her into a hypnotic state and introduces her to all her personalities so they can merge and create a whole new person. I’ve lived in other states and feel each state had its own personality. I’ve found several people from those states and now realize the insecure person I was, was truly a waste of time. I wish I would have been more confident all these fricking years!! So now I am.
I’m going to be working for a variety of people including being a senior strategist for Smirk New Media. I also want to teach seniors about social media so they can see their grandchildren more. I might sell radio, I might scoop Baskin Robbins ice cream. I might play a lot of golf. I’m just ready to be my own bitch! 🙂
These past few months I’ve spent a lot of time talking with people like Tracey Zeeck, Mike Koheler, Kym Koch, Phil Bacharach, Steve Houser, my brother Stan Spears, and sisters Janet Talley and Kathy Cosgrove. I’ve gotten some great advice and I believe I am ready for the next step!
Thanks everyone for your support and you’re invited to my first fundraiser for me on … kidding!