Introducing: #WhenIGrowUp Wednesdays

Graduation CapWhether you graduated from high school five, or twenty-five years ago – or more – I’m guessing few of you have hung onto any of the words spoken by your Valedictorians. I certainly haven’t, although I’m sure “future” figured in there somewhere. So, in order to find the perfect sentiment to introduce our hashtag for The CREATIVE CHANGE-MAKING Conference, I resorted to Google. As you can imagine, the possibilities were endless, but I did find one quote that particularly reflects the spirit of our event:

Never give up what you want most for what you want today. – Neal A. Maxwell, scholar and educator, 1926 – 2004

By the time we finish high school, our heads are packed full with dreams. Some of us share these big ideas with our friends and families, some keep them to ourselves. They can be simple, or utterly fantastic, but they’re ours, and usually our first steps outside of high school are made in their direction. Then, life happens.

From Passion to Purpose Events invites you to reignite the sense of possibility that filled you up when you were in your teens, when you believed the world was ‘your oyster.’ On #WhenIGrowUp Wednesdays, beginning next week, we’ll feature stories of people who reinvented themselves, or who came to a crossroads and chose a different path, or who rediscovered, or returned to the pursuit of their youthful passion. Or who found a new one!

Remember when you used to say, “When I grow up, I want to be …?” On Wednesdays, let’s play that game, again.

~ Debbie MacLeod

(Photo courtesy of Kenn W. Kiser via

The CREATIVE CHANGE-MAKING Conference has been organized to showcase local heroes, individuals from within our own communities, who are creating their own path, leading by example, and following their dreams through purposeful work.

Intrigued? Come listen to the stories. Ask questions. Be inspired to change your life!

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