Years later, as an attorney, I had the option to re-apply to the organization, but never did. I rationalized this because I had lot of life happening – two babies, a divorce, and business ownership – and the organization deserves real, thoughtful commitment. But also, maybe, more so, I thought I didn’t have the credibility to apply to an organization that is elite af. The best, the brightest, and, also me? It seemed like I was reaching a little too high.
Then COVID hit, gleefully raining chaos on all of us. In a 48-hour period, in the midst of a global pandemic, I decided to leave the practice of law, I closed my business, the love of my life left me, and I was offered the job of my dreams at SupportPay. The following Monday, I thought, damn, why not just try to apply to that elite organization? If I made it through “The Weekend of Transformation,” perhaps I was stronger than I thought.