Jodie & Kristine got married.
We met 10 years ago
when we paid a lot of money
and pledged a year of our lives
to a Leadership Program
based on a vague paragraph on
It said something like
“Every relationship will change”.
I came home, fired my colorist and bought new carpeting.
Jodie & Kristine, on the other hand,
fell in love.
Kristine ended a relationship.
Jodie ended a relationship.
Kristine changed cities.
They bought a coffee company!
Jodie switched careers.
Kristine switches careers.
And, by now you may have guessed,
Jodie switched teams.
They’ve grown a life, a business
and two lovely daughters together.
Talk about ROI!
As I’ve watched them,
I’ve often thought
I will never love as much
because I will never have the courage
to risk so much.
In leadership, we learned to “trust and go”
and that’s what these two do every day.
Part of our program, naturally,
was a ropes course.
There was a baleying sequence:
the climber says “Climbing!”,
the baleyer says “Climb on!”,
Jodie says “Tally Ho!”
Whenever you’re taking a leap of faith,
for love or otherwise,
do what Kristine & Jodie do:
trust and go and…
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