I was so inspired this weekend.
We went to see Hidden Figures this weekend. I am always inspired by movies where people are faced with obstacles and they push through those obstacles to achieve their goals anyway.
I don’t want to give away the movie for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, even though it is based on true events. The movie takes place in Virginia in the early 60’s. One of the main characters was a black woman who wanted to be an engineer for NASA. There was a part in the movie where the engineers at NASA were struggling to fix a problem and I turned to my daughter and I said, “They need a black woman engineer” to which my daughter replied, “Like me” I cried.
Allow me to give you a brief history about my daughter. She is a beautiful 10 year old girl who until very recently denied that she had any interest at all in math, engineering or science. She is a smart girl who consistently earns awards at school. She just didn’t realize that she had an interest in math and science. Hearing her refer to herself as an engineer made me feel so good because she understands that becoming an engineer is a very real option for her and one that at least at the age of 10 she is willing to entertain.
The other inspiring event that happened this weekend was Super Bowl 51
I, like I’m sure many others, pretty much thought the game was over in the 3rd quarter.
However, the Patriots never gave up and now they are the only team to ever win the Super Bowl in overtime (at least that’s what I read online last night). Tom Brady is the first quarterback to win 5 Super Bowls.
The brilliant women at NASA and the Patriots have something in common. They never gave up. They took risks and some of them paid off and some of them didn’t. But they gave it their all and that’s what makes them champions.