What a year it was.

Not all that wander are lost. I felt lost at the beginning of the year; where am I going? What’s my purpose? What will be my legacy?

It’s a scary process to really look inside yourself, past all the expectations of people around you, past the disappointment if you fail, and past the stereotypes of working moms. I hated that I had to choose between being really and truly available for my family and being away.

I have been reflecting on the last five months in particular. I am thankful this year happened. I am grateful to be in an industry of such talent; especially the women that make up the Professional Women in Building and the young talent of the Young Leaders Council.

I am grateful that my family can rely on me for sick days, days off, cheering from the stands and volunteering. I am happier.

I am thankful that companies have put their trust in me as their communications partner. I am motivated.

As I am fueling up on black coffee, I am excited about 2018. Before I can move forward, I appreciate the past – the screw-ups, the accomplishments and the growth. Let the fire inside you be the light that guides you.

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Published by Lauren Karsh, MIRM, CMP, CSP

Lauren’s accolades include Denver Business Journal’s 2015 40 Under 40 Award, MAME 2014 Marketing Director of the Year and MAME Best Social Media Gold Awards in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

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