Providence, R.I. – Tuesday, January 2, 2018—Elly Spragins, author of “What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self,” asked 41 famous women the following question when putting together her book: “If you could somehow postmark a letter back through time to your younger self, what age would you choose and what would the letter say?” The women—everyone from Ann Curry to Madeline Albright to Maya Angelou—accepted the challenge and wrote letters to the women they were years ago, filled with the perspectives, input and advice they wish they had when they were younger.
On Thursday, February 1, the Women in Leadership Nexus will pay homage to the powerful exercise created by Spragins with its inaugural 2018 event: “Letters to Yourself: A Moment of Introspection.”
“In life, it’s important to reflect on those critical moments—the ones we look back on with immense pride, all the way to the ones that still keep us up at night,” says Carrie Majewski, Founder and CEO of the Women in Leadership Nexus. “In looking back, we often gain perspective, examine the situation more objectively and perhaps uncover the answers today we wish we had back then. Our upcoming event invites women to embark on this journey of self-reflection by choosing one moment in time to write about honestly and share authentically with others.”
The event, taking place from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at the Café at Easy Entertaining in Providence, Rhode Island, will ask attendees to:
- Write a letter to their younger selves, choosing a specific moment in time
- Consider the lessons learned and perspectives gained through that challenge or victory
- Share their story within a small group
Katie McDonald, founder/CEO of bnourished and self-care strategist, will kick off the event as the featured speaker and share her powerful story of the importance of not falling victim to self-neglect. She will also encourage attendees to consider the choices and actions they can take today for which their future selves will thank them.
“Connecting with our future selves is vital to empowered self-care. Pausing long enough to consider the consequences of our choices—from the mundane to the monumental—reminds us that we are responsible for every decision we make,” says McDonald. “We are only free when we embrace the whole impact of our daily habits and how they impact our future.”
The woman’s-only event is open to the general public. For more details on the event, and to register, click here.
About The Women in Leadership Nexus
The Women in Leadership Nexus empowers women to recognize that it’s not title or hierarchy that defines a leader; rather it’s a mindset to actively and intentionally choose to lead. Through in-person events and an interactive online community, the Nexus unites women looking to explore, shape and apply the principles of a next-gen leader. A New England-based organization, the Women in Leadership Nexus community includes professionals across all industries, hailing predominantly from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. To learn more, please visit www.wilnexus.com. Visit the Women in Leadership Nexus on Facebook, Twitter and on LinkedIn.
The Women in Leadership Nexus is committed to sharing the sentiments of powerhouse women who are flipping the leadership paradigm, believing that leadership is a choice instead of a position.