Over the last three years I’ve been fortunately to lead an amazing group of Recovery Specialists. This team inspires me every day to think different, believe different, and do different. Like all great teams, we have our shares of ups and downs, challenges and triumphs, and hail marys. I require that each person on my team step outside of their comfort zone, because that’s where the magic happens. So as I set my intentions for 2018 I asked how would I step outside my comfort zone. It was in that question that I realized, I haven’t really step outside it in a while. I’ve gotten caught up in the daily living, and haven’t reached up to grow and change. So behold, my first blog entry. My hope for this blog, is that readers learn a bit more about my team, our work, and themselves. My vision is that through this process all of you reading this will feel inspired to step outside your comfort zone too. Some of these entries will be about changes happening around my work life, some will be uplifting and inspiring stories, some might be sad. I believe in presenting my authentic self, whoever she is that day, and I hope through this journey each of one you will feel more empowered to be your authentic self. So my “why” for starting this blog is to educate, inspire, and empower each each.