Written by: Christy S. Renjilian
November 28, 2023 | 5 min. read
In 2011, I started a job as an Executive Director . No one thinks of their life as extraordinary — a tool for teaching and leading others. I have learned all of us are mistaken. For good or bad, our lives have an impact on others. We carry our experiences with us. Often, we don’t even know we are carrying them. We lug them into places they don’t belong and realities that don’t align, even if our minds and hearts think they do. When years or decades have convinced us that one thing is to be expected, or ‘normal,’ even if it’s wrong and toxic, it’s hard to let that go.
The building was designed, I quickly learned, by architects with a sense of humor (or too much time on their hands). By elevator stops, there were three floors. By changes in elevation, there were seven floors.