One of the dreams that Janika Dillon is currently 'dating' is pursuing a PhD in History. In exploring this possibility, one of the people Janika wanted to learn from was Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History, and a Harvard professor. So, she combined her dreaming with some derring-do, and asked to meet with Ms. Ulrich. Janika begins with the question: Your life's work has been to study the daily lives of women in history. What do you think is the benefit to women today in looking back? What can we learn from these women in history?
Mary Alice Hatch is a wife and mother of two. Six years ago she actively pursued her dream of starting her own interior design studio. For the last two years she has served as her own client designing and decorating two homes in New Hampshire and Wellesley, MA. She begins: "Since I was a small child, I have always loved to create. I love to create something magnificent from something ordinary. I love entering a new space and coming up with endless new possibilities for it."
In June, we will hear many thoughtful, compelling voices. The first is Christine Vick, a stay-at-home to four kids, co-founder of the website www.storeandstyle.com, and former editor of Organize Magazine. Christine begins: "My college self would be disappointed with my life today. Back then, I had it all mapped out: graduate in three years with a B.A. in English (check). Serve a mission for the L.D.S. church (check). Get an M.A. in English Literature (check)."