Friday, January 03, 2014

The End of Innocence, The Beginning of Opportunity

Losing your virginity isn’t about sex and it isn’t about loss.

The larger story is about a person of any age, inexperienced and uninformed, who uncovers a stepping stone to a new level of awareness and maturity about himself and the world in which he lives.

When I landed my first job as an adult, I lost my professional virginity.

But looking back, that experience was less about the doing the work and more about getting something out of my system and proving to myself that I could do it and becoming confident with who I was and knowing that if I did it once, I could do it again.

It’s a beautiful thing. A rite of passage. A healthy human milestone.

And while it may be the end of the innocence, it’s also the beginning of opportunity.