Jeremy and I both had exciting stories to pitch to the media yesterday. His was slightly bigger. Have you ever heard of Walmart and Target? But I was still geeked out on my green story to tell too - the U.S. Secretary of the Interior authorized the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge. I love the quote from my Openlands' colleague - the idea for the refuge started at the "kitchen table." The reality that something big can start with something small is reaffirming and inspiring.
I literally ran to work this morning to continue to work with awesome colleagues on this project and spread the love to our supporters. Okay, to be honest, my running was part-excitement and part-dodging the rain and lightning.
The project excites me to because it's the first for the Chicago metropolitan region - third largest in the country, mind you - and it also highlights private and public partnerships - not merely a government hand-out.
This is where work and personal life beautifully collide for me - knowing that the place I earn a paycheck is making a difference in people's lives is the most I could ask for. (I just learned recently it's okay to end sentences with prepositions.)