This may be a old post, but this post will never get old!! My dear friend! I've always had this innate knowing that you deserve honor & respect for the woman you are, but never knew it this deeply, until now! As I read this post, my knowing of who you are is so profound that I just want to hug you this moment and tell you how very proud I am of you and your accomplishments! So much of what you've written resonates with me to the core! I was famous for saying "status quo is for wimps. If you accept it into your life you will live a life of status quo!" I could go on for days on this subject, instead, I will plainly state, if you align yourself in a group where you are the best, the most, the greatest, the smartest, etc., you need to reach higher or you will remain in "status quo" ~ Reach for the stars, do as Robin mentioned above "You have to OWN your situation. Own it and conquer it." and if and when ~ "they" ~ say you can't, tell them, watch me & go for it!!