Tedx PDX

Tedx PDX
Tedx PDX
Tedx Portland

Since I joined Inavero, I’ve been waiting to go to Tedx in Portland. Rosemarie, my old manager in Adecco had told me about it before and I was really looking forward to seeing some speakers. The event definitely did not disappoint. I was warned to have tissues at the ready because the day itself is an emotional rollercoaster.

Ted began in 1984 as a conference where speakers came and spread beautiful ideas in 18 minutes or less. Tedx is community based with a Ted-like experience. It first came to Portland 7 years ago and has built a crowd from 700 to 3000 filling out the Keller Auditorium. I honestly didn’t know what to expect but the day went seamlessly. I was skeptical of the organizers  ability to sit, feed and water 3000 people but they managed it doing a great job. Continue reading “Tedx PDX”

One Year Ago

Mount Hood
What to do with a broken year

This post is a little different to what I would normally write. I’m feeling a little bit reflective and wanted to show how a year has passed for me.

One year ago today, I was in a very different position to what I’m in now.

2015 was on the rough side for me and I didn’t really quite know what to do with myself. After my 25th birthday things spiraled out of control and I found myself in a bit of a pit. There was too much messing going on and not enough productivity. I was depressed, afraid and although I had everyone around me, I felt so alone. I’d felt like this for a long time and thought that if I kept pretending and shoving that horrible feeling deep down in my stomach, I would be fine. Well I wasn’t.

After a wake up call, I did what I had to do. I met with a counselor and spoke up. I quite drinking and all the going out. I joined the gym and took up hot yoga. I became more assertive and I started to try and turn things around.

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