I attended a dinner tonight to honor 8 individuals in the Oklahoma City and surrounding area that have made an impact on a local level and even nationally. The areas included were: education, sports, public relations, and communications. Now remember, I’m a Texas girl at heart so I’m still learning about Oklahoma. The friend who invited me saw me looking around the room and said, “Some of the most powerful women in Oklahoma are in this room.” I thought to myself, ‘How cool is that…and how lucky am I to be here.’ There were V.P’s of companies, senior asst. athletic director, marketing and public relations gurus, philanthropists and our own head coach for women’s basketball. You name it, there was probably a woman there who represnted it. As I sat and listened to each honoree, I started wondering what I could do to emulate the actions of these women. They have set the bar high for women in Oklahoma….and because of them, there is a long line of young women who want to try and push the bar even further.
I walked away from tonight’s dinner with a renewed sense of wanting to push myself. I love that I’m not done learning yet. I love that there is so much more I can do. I love that I’m surrounded by people who have set such a great example for me. What an incredible blessing that is for me and all those in attendance. What I know for sure, as Oprah says, is that I have hope in the future. I know that my ‘horizons have been broadened’ and I will find my place, not only in this state, but in life. And that is something to smile about….