a shining star {Listography 2011}.

 
Each Wednesday, Emily, @ Notorious MLE, Danielle, @ Elleinad Spir, and myself are working our way through the lists of Listography 2011.


I was a ball of nerves.  She was ball of energy.  I was shy... quiet... self-conscious.  She was bold... gregarious... confident.  I was an enthusiastic student, ready to learn.  She, an enthusiastic teacher, ready to empower.  Passion like no other.  Silly, yet professional.  Always a story to tell, an example to share.  Approachable.  Authentic.  And just what I needed.
      

  
{Hired as a Starbucks barista in 1996 by Sandy; led to a 12-year career...  Although I had many great leaders along the way, she was the *spark.*}
      

~Visit my pal Emily if you have a 'co-worker' post to link, & to read the others.  Surely some good stories to tell.~
            

12 comments:

  1. You story gave me chills. The words the message it conveyed and the passion behind it. I could just feel the gratitude you had or still have for her! AMAZING!

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  2. I love people like that. Those who help us kind of figure ourselves out.

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  3. Awesome..so nice to have other co workers, colleagues, professionals to look up to and learn from. And I love "BOLD"

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  4. I love this! Glad you shared it with us. And you're such a great writer too!

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  5. You always put things so well and simply, this was so great to read.

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  6. Such a lovely picture you've painted. So eloquent.

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  7. Wow, Torrie. Well-said. And how neat to have found someone like that.

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  8. I love the way you wrote this, I could feel what you felt. So pretty.

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  9. love the way you told a story with a few phrases and key words.

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  11. You have quite a way with words lady!

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  12. What a great bit of writing about someone who obviously had a great impact on your life. Thanks for sharing that.

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