“Finding peace in the imperfection. So many times when people are going through transition… [when] they are thinking about writing a book or making that career transition, they want to wait for the perfect moment. While you are waiting for that perfect moment, all of the imperfect moments are passing you by. You have to find the peace in the imperfection and stop waiting for the perfect moment.” ~Dr. Annise Mabry
Doc Mabry. She is truly inspiring. Some of us get to take our time in going through transitions. Others get a kick in the pants and are forced to swim or die. The transition is involuntary.
Doc Mabry falls in the latter category.
She has gone through several hurricanes of change – not of her choice or making – and always lands on her feet. She has faced down life threatening illnesses, and successfully transitioned from 17-year position as Dean of Graduate Studies at Devry University after her employment was suddenly terminated (without any cause or prior notice). She picked herself up and moved on with her life, and has created work that is a true expression of her passion and her purpose, a culmination of all of her work experience, where she now is able to bring her whole self to her work.
She started her non-profit institution where she helps parents home school their at-risk children, working mostly with children who have dropped out or aged-out of high school. She has done this for 83 families, which is a huge accomplishment.
We get really personal in this interview. I was impressed and honored about how deep and vulnerable Doc was with me on the podcast. She shared really personal details about her life, such as how she was a “shadow person,” and how she got tired of hiding her true self, and what she did about it. Like all great stories, Doc Mabry’s story is one about struggle and triumph with identity, finding joy and love.
Of course we cover these topics:
Waiting for the perfect moment before taking the leap
Finding Your Passion, your purpose.
It’s about picking yourself up and moving on with your life.
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