Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Leadership

I have no idea how I do it but I somehow always manage to insert myself into leadership positions. I'm not sure if its because leadership is something that I enjoy or if it's just something that I am kinda good at and end up naturally falling into those spots.

In 2002, when my then boyfriend, Mike went off to the US Military Academy at West Point, I joined USMA Girlfriends. 6 months later, I was a moderator, and one year later I was the owner. I taught myself  HTML and learned to let people rant at me without taking it personally. We had well over 150 members when I left that group.

Then in 2005 I co-founded  Army Officer Girls. I loved that group!! It was super low key, but still allowed me to assert myself when I needed too.

When Mike graduated from college and entered the big Army, I was the treasurer for his very first unit's FRG. That FRG only consisted of myself and 2 other wives, but we were a force to be reckoned with. We made a MEAN chili dog at fund raisers.

I have always had my hand in something. So when Mike got out of the Army, I felt like I lost a little bit of myself. In the civilian world there are no FRG's. There are no websites available for wives of Mike's new company. What was I supposed to do?

Well I did what any other woman would do... I joined a playgroup and 3 months later became an assistant organizer. What?!?!?

Yep, that's right, you are looking (OK, more like reading) at the new Assistant Organizer for...



I am really excited about this position. This group has really helped me out in the friend department. I've met some awesome ladies since I joined this group and now I feel like I can somehow help the group and other moms.

Remember that post all about Friends

I think I got it now!! ;-)

9 comments:

Magnolias and Mimosas said...

Thanks for the shoutout for Army Officer Girls! Seriously, has been one of the best things about the military!

ryansmom said...

Congrats on your new position. I'm sure you'll make great things happen.

Beth said...

Congrats! And also, thanks for everything that you did for Army Officer Girls! I <3 those ladies (and you)!

Kat said...

You are a busy bee indeed! :) Congrats!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's great! Congrats!

Lacey Bean said...

I'm not gonna lie - I miss USMA girlfriends!!! I used to spend HOURS on the message board. :)

Crossed Fingers said...

Aw that's wonderful!! I'm really glad you're meeting some wonderful friends and finding something to keep you happy & busy!

Lauren said...

That's AWESOME! Congratulations :)

Stacie said...

Yay for USMAgirlfriends, otherwise I'd have never known you! :-) Congrats on finding something to be involved with, I hope you really enjoy it!

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