I’m Lisa Weldon, a 60-year-old Atlanta woman, who walked every square mile of Manhattan last summer and every arrondissement of Paris this past September. Why??
With my last child off to college, I was facing a new chapter. I could either slow down and enjoy life. Or I could grab ‘hold of it and run like the devil.
Needless to say, I tore off with my wishlist: I wanted to (1) live in NYC, (2) revitalize my advertising career and (3) surround myself with young people.
I found the perfect scenario in a month-long course at Parsons. But just 10 days before it was to begin, the course was cancelled. Instead I found a tutor, cut the map of Manhattan into 20 equal pieces and started walking. I put my learning into action by sharing my walks through social media, the new tools of my trade.
Who’da thought, but that crazy walk has been the biggest boost of my entire career.
Where next? No telling.
One thing for sure, this sistah’s not slowing down.
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Was recently honored by being named a NOLAbound participant. Twenty-five of us from across the US and within four targeted business sectors – arts-based businesses, biosciences, digital media, and sustainable industries — were invited to New Orleans to assess the city as a model of new business progress and thinking. Our observations and insights were shared with the world. In tweets alone, we reached over 2.5 million people.