When I was in high school during the late 1980’s (egads – see picture to the right) I would spend an inordinate amount of time with the guidance counselors.
My questions were infinite.
- What can I be when I grow up?
- Why do you need a university degree to be an architect?
- Do you know there is gum under your desk?
And so on.
Whenever the guidance counselors (I cycled through a few of them) became bored with my queries, out popped the ‘career aptitude test’, otherwise known as the CAT.
The funny thing is after three or four thousand CAT’s — replete with dot matrix printer outputs — one of the career options that always surfaced within the top five was ‘writer’.
Needless to say, my high school English teachers simply rolled their eyes in disgust claiming I had a propensity to make up words and bludgeon the grammar rules of the day.
Ain’t that a truthity.
Well, here I am, 20+ years later … a writer.
A very proud moment of mine was the book launch party for FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. My infinitely better half (Denise Lamarche) put together an outstanding evening, and an even better tribute speech.