September 8, 2014

Three People I Would Invite To Dinner - Katie

Happy Monday, everyone! For today's Monday Musing, I wanted to ask you all a question I've often thought about. I'm going to give you my answers, but would love to hear yours too!

If you could invite three people to dinner, alive or not, who would it be?

I've always feared this question would come up in an interview of some sort, but more so admired other peoples' responses. I feel like this question really tells a lot about who someone is, what inspires them and who they look up to. So when forming an answer to this question I've always thought long and hard.

I mean think about it, one dinner and you could invite anyone you wanted. Think about the conversations you would have, what you could learn and what burning questions you could finally answer. With potentially only one chance to sit down with these people you want to make it worth it, right?

Well today I'm going to share my three people. Maybe in the process you'll learn a bit more about me and what inspires me.

Person One: My Paw (my mom's dad). Unfortunately, my Paw passed away before I was born so I never got to meet him. I think a dinner with him would be more valuable than anything on this Earth. Many family members compare me to him - whether it be our shared love of card games, the Carolina Tar Heels or serving our community. I think a inherited a lot from him, including his wit and sense of humor. Isn't it fascinating how we can be so much like family members we never met? I can only imagine a dinner with him. I could see a lot of talk about our years spent in Chapel Hill concluded with a pretty intense game of Cribbage. Sounds like a pretty great night to me.

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Person Two: Steve Jobs. As a communicator by profession, I am in awe of what Steve Jobs did and more so his ability to speak to the why he did it. He completely revolutionized the way we communicate and his success is a direct result of loving what you do. I think that is incredibly important in a job, and his dedication to a work-environment that fostered such feelings led to true innovation. He was true to who he was, and he worked with honesty and integrity. As I grow and learn in the business world, I think even just a short dinner would him would be so filling.

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Person Three: Sandra Day O'Connor. Had to get a lady at my dinner, obviously. But beyond that, O'Connor is a true inspiration. She was the first woman appointed to THE bench that is the Supreme Court (in 1981). She was a hard working moderate conservative on the bench and was often times the deciding swing vote in several game changing cases. She's a strong leader AND a family woman, she retired in 2006 to care for her husband, who suffered from Alzheimer's.

Whew, that was tough. I think I could have added over 100 more people to this dinner, but I think the above three would make for a pretty good one.

1 comment:

  1. Yours are so good and inspiring!! My hubby has a paw-paw I never got to meet that he loves and misses everyday! I'd definitely choose him as one!