Jennifer A. Chin (cswallow) wrote,
Jennifer A. Chin

SO inspired

I came back from a weekend at the APA | FIVE Conference and I have been inspired to live differently. I've been in such a rut lately, such a rollercoaster of good and bad days tailing upon one another and now, finally, I am cured.

The speakers were inspiring personalities such as Lillian Sing (first Asian-American judge), State Controller John Chiang, Survivor winner Yul Kwon, director James Kim, filmmaker Eric Byler, activist Annabel Park, and many other confidently successful business people.

On top of that, the other conference attendees were smart and genuine - B-school students, web designers, graphic designers, accountants, real estate folks, models, undergrad students and graduate students, etc. We were all so willing to give one another advice, to talk about our lives, to be open with one another about our shortcomings and our desires.

It's been long since I was there, with a roundtable of 15 incredibly intelligent people, talking about issues of the day, how to overcome our cultural disadvantages, how to take advantage of those disadvantages. How to live fulfilled lives with integrity and how to make a difference for our communities, our coworkers, friends, and the world.

I feel so excited again, I'm ready to work and be bolder than before, more outspoken, to take risks, to take advantage of everything I learned to be the person I have been and am now again.
Tags: about cs, business, leadership
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