Leadership is about building trust, and in my life, many in authority or wielding power have broken trust. I have due to PTSD among other things, a very, very bad reaction to people who wield authority in this manner. Leaders encourage people and develop relationships of trust!!! We studied many different styles of leadership, and one I dislike is Autocratic, where one leader makes all the decisions. Bad idea. People are talking about Mitt Romney being aggressive in the debate, but aggression does not make a true leader. I like best that leaders work with a team, not alone. I am looking for opportunities to give back since I have been helped so much. I am very excited and motivated to make a difference. Poetry is something I will continue to do as it too helped me survive. I recently got some interview questions on facebook that I haven't yet answered, and one question is, "What is poetry?" Poetry, it seems to me, is similar to the journey of recovery. It's a way of seeing ourselves and the world around us with clarity. I lived in a fog until 2008. I was 43. My first collection was written when I was truly disconnected from myself and others. Yet the act of writing helped bring me out of myself, helped me survive!!! Every difficulty takes us closer to where we were meant to be, and I've grown tremendously the last four years. I've had to accept I have a disability, which is no easy matter. But that puts me in a position to help others who are going through the same struggles. Similarly, poetry can do the same thing. I guess that's partly why I still write using the first person. I spent too many years being ashamed of my SELF. I therefore want to embrace it, and collect all the broken pieces and create some kind of mosaic, some kind of mixed-media art music with words and breaths and silences.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Posted by Sheryl at 1:51 AM