Welcome to Fall! While I am a summer girl at heart, Fall holds a certain charm for me, and is one of the many reasons I continue to call New England “home.” As the weather starts to turn, and we prepare for winter, we start to look inward. As we look inside, I encourage you to think about courage. I’ll start with a great quote about courage, by one of my favorites: Maya Angelou.

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

Let’s face it. Courage is hard. It pushes us outside of our comfort zone. But that which is uncomfortable can force us to grow. Growth most certainly takes courage. Courage to learn and invest in a new modality. Courage to open your own practice. Courage to take that promotion to lead instructor or lead therapist. Courage to try new ideas to grow your practice.

To that end, I encourage you to try new things to grow your practice and expand your skill set. Sign up for the Sports Team Hartford Marathon. If you’ve never been to a meeting, or it’s been a while, please join us at our November chapter meeting in North Haven.

At the November meeting, we will discuss:

  • Chapter Awards
  • 2020 Connecticut Conference
  • Government Relations Update
  • National Convention Wrap Up

To close, I’ll share a quote from my favorite author, Mark Twain.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Becca Torns-Barker

AMTA-CT President