I was flattered when Lauren from Embracing the Detour asked me to share the story of my life’s big detour. The detour that began one Friday morning when, wearing my Madonna-in-concert headset and on a conference call about recruiting plans for the next year, I glanced down at a pregnancy test and saw two pink lines. I did a double take, finished my sentence about how we should hire more engineers, and then stared at the test, mouth agape in full-blown shock.
That morning changed everything. Everything about my life but, more importantly, everything about how I see myself and, fundamentally, who I am.
Please go read my story here. And please stay a while to explore Lauren’s wonderful blog about her own detour. She inspires me with her commitment to enjoying the journey even as she heads towards a destination that is generally though not specifically clear. Thanks, Lauren, for hosting my words today. It is an honor.