Last Thursday, October 19, 2007 much of the midwest was taken by storms. The storms took 3 lives in Michigan. My sympathies to the families in Michigan and elsewhere around the country who were affected by these storm systems.
As these storms rolled through our area I found them prophetic.
Thursday was the eve of a major change for me. A very exciting new journey and a new pathway for me was just beginning ...
I have to give some credit for my new pathway to The Secret....
I was fascinated with the Law of Attraction and I have learned to be on the lookout and recognize opportunities that life presents.
I began seeing people I met differently, wondering what was behind our meeting...how those people fit in.
I began seeing events differently, wondering what led me to participate in an event and how I would use the experiences to change my life and the lives of others around me.
I looked at every person, situation and event as a piece of a jigsaw puzzle and tried putting the pieces together so they fit perfectly.
During the course of 2007 I have been putting together a jigsaw puzzle...
I have been immersed in the "Green" Scene, in renewable energy and the thought process of doing the right thing and holding a hard line. My interest in educating myself and others has grown tremendously. It has been my good fortune to be introduced to many, many wonderful new ideas and good people.
Through a strange series of events I was introduced to Allan O'Shea of Contractor's Building Supply in Copemish, Michigan. My meeting Allan was a result of the Zoning Issues I blogged about surrounding the wind generator on the Herkelrath Project. As I talked with Allan I found, interestingly enough, he was a HUGE proponent of renewable energy. Allan was one of the founding members of the American Wind Energy Association in 1974 and was their first president. I sat down with Allan and his son Devon to discuss renewables - wind and solar - and their visions for getting things like Solar Domestic Hot Water and Energy Efficient Windows into the mainstream.
Through our discussions was a job offer of all things!
Drum Roll for the formal announcement....
I have joined Contractor's Building Supply as Dealer Rep for Renewables - Wind and Solar, highly efficient ThermoLock Windows and some other interesting products.
This past Friday Allan and I went on our first appointments together and had a very successful day! The response we have received has been phenomenal! I am excited about all the things I will learn from Allan. It has been quite an honor for me to be offered such a great position and the opportunity to have an impact on the future of Renewable Energy in Michigan and throughout the US!
I feel like I am on the podium at the Oscars but I can't start this journey without giving credit to the many friends I am grateful to have met throughout 2007 who have helped lead me down this Green Path!
There are many people who have been instrumental and who I see as pieces of my jigsaw puzzle...JaneAnne Narrin, Stephanie Edwards, Adam Bearup, Eric Hughes, Buzz Holtvluwer, Lola Audu, Ed Vogt, Gary Smith, all the ECO AllStars members too numerous to mention who have kept my interest and shared their knowledge with me.
I am ECSTATIC about the new opportunity! For the next six months I will continue with Lending while I continue to explore Greener Pathways.....
**Thanks to Acclaim Images for the jigsaw photo.