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Take Off the White Gloves and Become a Change Agent!

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The Road to Change

In 1968 I attended an all-girls “junior” college in Boston.  I had no idea back then what I wanted to do with my life except to follow the suggested path by the adults in my world and to become a medical secretary, work in a hospital and find a doctor to marry who would take care of me.  Since I had no burning desire or passion to do any one thing, I thought that sounded like a good plan.  In addition, my main goal was to leave the town in CT where I grew up and get to a bigger, college town so Boston was the place to go. Off I went to the lovely Back Bay area of Boston to begin my next chapter.  What I didn’t realize back then was that the opportunities that presented themselves to me during my two year experience would forever change my life. 

As thrilling and exciting this new journey was what I found was that there were more social restrictions in place than I ever experienced at home. Growing up in a non-traditional home with a father who was in show business and a British mother who all my friends thought had a “funny accent”, I was used to a free-wheeling environment with no specific curfew.  In addition, I was the oldest of six children so I was the leader of the club and I become fairly independent.

The school in Boston had a curfew along with other restrictions.  The biggest shock was that there was “tea” time and we were expected to wear white gloves and skirts.  No slacks were allowed in the school at all. This had to change and this is where the learning opportunities began that I still use to this day.  The mission was to abolish the white glove policy!

 

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