Friday, March 26, 2010

Bad Hair Day

It rained here the other day, thanks to me. No, I cannot call forth rain from the heavens and I did not wash my car - which seems to produce a storm every time. No, I did something every woman knows will absolutely guarantee poor weather: I fixed my hair! You see, I renewed my driver’s license the other day. (Yes, that means it’s almost my birthday!) With that in mind, I thought it would be wise to have a decent hair-do, after all, who wants to me immortalized for the next several years with a bad hair day! Mother-Nature did not agree.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Although not 100% Irish, I’m about as Irish as they come (red hair and fiery temper… occasionally…)

When I was a kid we visited Ireland and I have strong memories of green, green, and more green. The entire landscape was gorgeous and green, not to mention covered in historic castles. We visited one such castle, Blarney Castle, which houses the famous Blarney Stone. The stone is believed to be half of the
Stone of Scone which originally belonged to Scotland. Scottish Kings were crowned over the stone, because it was believed to have special powers of royal succession. There are innumerable stories and legends about the stone but the most commonly accepted version is that, in gratitude for Irish support at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314 (a Scottish defeat of the English), Robert the Bruce gave a portion of the stone to Cormac McCarthy, King of Munster, who then permanently installed the stone in the battlements of his castle at Blarney.
The legend goes on to say that anyone who succeeds in kissing it is said to earn the gift of persuasive speech, eloquence, and skill at flattery. In other words: the “gift of gab”.

This all sounds just terrific, after all, who doesn’t need to have good communication skills, especially in today’s business world? However, as with many things, there is generally a catch --

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hello World!

This is an exciting day for me....I am now officially a blogger. Yippie! My goal is to share information, insights, and inspirations that will convey my passion and excitement about insurance (and whatever else catches my attention).

Yes, I said - "passion and excitement about insurance" - it is NOT an oxymoron. I absolutely love my chosen profession. It is challenging, every day is different, and I am able to help every single person I work with by protecting the things that are most important to them. What can be better than working in an industry that gives people the peace of mind to sleep well at night, knowing that if some unforseen disaster strikes, they will be able to rebuild their lives?

Not convinced about the "passion" part yet? Have no fear, I am sure I will win you over. Tune in later for more Insights from Insurance by Katie!