When I found out that Initiative was going to be our word for the first challenge my first thought was “good grief what have I gotten myself into!” But after the initial uh oh feeling wore off and I started to think on the word I realized that “initiative” has always been a huge part of who I am and how I have always approached life. I’ve never been one to sit by and let life pass me by or being content to just follow the crowd. I’ve always taken the initiative to try new things, explore new techniques, organize new programs and groups as well as develop and take on new ventures. Initiative is really the framework or foundation that supports every endeavor I pursue. It’s also been the catalyst that has led me from one project to another and opened many doors of opportunities as well.
So my quilted representation of initiative is meant to represent not only the framework that every effort I undertake begins with but also the connections that it has allowed me to make and the many doors it has opened for me.
Initiative is to success what a lighted match is to a candle. ~ Orlando Battista