This is the easiest question for me as it was taking this job. The CLFP Foundation was in dire straits, and I had no idea if I would be successful in turning it around, but I had the passion and determination to give it my best shot.
I had left the industry in 2010 to have my daughter and hadn’t planned on re-entering until she was in kindergarten. However, in 2012, I was approached by the Board about the opportunity and after multiple interviews, I was offered the position under the assumption that I wouldn’t travel as much and would only work quarter-time.
Unfortunately, I later learned there wasn’t much in the bank, so it was a less than minimum wage job, and I had to get creative for any travel that I did and, most importantly, quarter-time wouldn’t cut it.
Fast forward 11 years and now I have traveled over 100,000 miles but I truly love what I do, and it was a huge risk that paid off immensely.