February 24, 2011

Life List: Be on the Board of Directors for an Organization

I like being in charge. That's kinda why I do the profession I do. I get paid for my opinion on a daily basis. That's pretty great. But there are lots of things in our lives that could use improvement, and that's why I wanted to be on a Board of Directors. I want to make things happen, and change things for the better.


So my alma mater, Mount Royal University (formerly College) announced the Annual General Meeting of our interior design alumni chapter. I've always wanted to get more involved with the program there. I think that working in the profession has made me realize just how much you don't get taught in school. Plus I love talking to students and sharing my passion for my job with them. I love having a job where I can tell students that I do truly love my job, all these years later. So I went to the meeting wanting to get involved, and I did. I got elected to the Board. Cool. It's funny how easy these things are sometimes.

6 comments:

Edin's House said...

Excellent! And a perfect way to give back to future interior designers & your alma mater. Good on ya!!
Victoria

lesley [smidgebox] said...

well done sarah! that is great. those students will be so lucky to have someone young + hip who works in the industry and loves it with such passion to show them the way. yay!

Michelle from Holley and Gill said...

Oh this is too cool Sarah! Love the thought of someone young, smart & talented like you mentoring students on real life. Go Sarah!!!

Esmé Comfort said...

Careful! As one who started "board-sitting" some time ago, it can be addictive. It is great you want to give back. It is very rewarding to serve in a governance role. You'll enjoy it and they are lucky to have you.

Layers and Layers said...

Well done You!!! that's such a great thing ... :)

Ashley said...

That's awesome Sarah! With you on board, things are looking good. So sorry I couldn't make it last night, but I'm definitely interested to know what's going on.

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