Author: Christina Herr

Girl Empowerment

I was a Girl Scout for one year when I was an adolescent. I loved it. I wish I had the opportunity to join earlier in my life and continue on. When three of my daughters started Kindergarten, I signed them up. They loved it at first, but looking back now I forced them to stay past their enjoyment point. This is why I did not sign up my youngest daughter until she asked. I honestly never expected her to ask because Girl Scouts had stopped being the thing to do.

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In-Spite Of

I have always loved history!

Even more so, I have loved the history of African-Americans or what is often called “Black History.” When I decided to write a post in honor of Black History Month, I asked myself “why was I so drawn to African-American history?”

After some thought, I realized it is because these special individuals made decisions “in-spite of” slavery, oppression, hatred, and fear. Continue reading

There Is Value In Mentorship

I did not have a mentor until about six years ago. This probably sounds insane to some, especially if I mention that I was in the military for 11 years, separating almost 12 years ago. 

I never understood the importance of mentorship. From an outsider’s perspective, it just looked like the mentor was using their status to benefit someone they favored.  Continue reading

Compliments and Leadership

After six years of service, I thought I was a “dirt-bag Airman.” I could not wait to separate from the Air Force. That was until I had a supervisor that focused on the positive in me. He realized I had some challenges when it came to my career field, but realized the unique asset I could be if someone provided a little encouragement and accepted me as outside the norm.

For the two years that I worked for him, directly and indirectly, I grew exponentially as a person, Airman, and parent. I improved processes for six offices, cleared out waiting rooms when asked, and started learning the beauty of networking.

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