I am reading commencement speeches today – a post you can find here on NPR.org. I have only read/listened to two, but was read these words by Nora Ephron to the Wellesley College Class of ’96, as was inspired:
“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women. Thank you. Good luck. The first act of your life is over. Welcome to the best years of your lives.”
As I sit at a desk, Monday-Friday, 8-5pm, I am always looking for moments of inspiration to be myself to the fullest. And this was one of those moments.