My Unexpected Mentor

By
Real Estate Agent with Prudential Calfornia Realty

 

 Many years ago I worked in the hospitality industry as a concierge at a 5 Star Resort. This was a fun and new time in my life. All of a sudden I was attending celebrity party's, hanging out with sport stars and had the "key to my city". Attending comped diners at different restaurants was part of my job and research. I would regularly get invited backstage to concerts, art openings and put on the VIP list of chic nightclub's. Another part of my job at the hotel was to greet people on my VIP list for the day. This particular day I noted that Dr Maya Angelou was on the list and I was to arrange for her transportation to a book signing. I was very excited to meet her as I had read all of her books and had a deep respect for her work. When she came down to my desk, I have to admit I was little Star Struck. She has a profound presence in person and I was hoping that she might sign my copy of the inaugural poem she wrote for Clinton. I introduced my self and confirmed her travel plans. Then on a more personal note, I told her how I was a fan of her work and tried to maintain some professionalism as I was still at work. This was an emotional time for me and Maya picked up on my sensitive feelings. After that she reached out her hand to shake mine and with a generous smile said. " Hold my hand and just be with me" I instantly felt all of her love and kind energy flowing through our handshake. It was a moment that I will always treasure. She is a mentor not only to me but many others. I figured if Oprah says Maya is her mentor, then she good enough for me as well! :) 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Tags:
inspiration
mentor
krista lombardi

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
147,409
Krista Lombardi
Prudential Calfornia Realty - San Diego, CA

Thanks for your comment Luz. Now If I could only find the book she signed for me! LOL

 

Jul 20, 2011 12:59 PM #2
Ambassador
3,014,571
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks for sharing your experience with this dynamic woman. That is something for you to always remember. Now go find that book and photograph the autograph for us.

Margaret

 

Jul 20, 2011 04:09 PM #3
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
147,409

Krista Lombardi

Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention