What is New England Potential?
This collection of articles originated from an assignment for my writing and research teacher Ron Samul. We were asked create a blog and we could pick one of our own interests and write about it. At that point in my life I had a fascination with women who possess ambition. I wondered what drove some women and how we could reproduce those traits. When I started this school project at Mitchell College, I knew there were many factors that went into the creation of an ambitious woman and wanted to share my thoughts and ideas. I had hopes that it would inspire women to reach their full potential. However, while in route, my path went on a completely different course and it took me going backwards to get back on track. This blog over time went from “ambition in women” to “ambition in humans”. I found by the end of the semester, with data collection that when it comes to striving towards a final goal there are no boundaries. Both men and women equally need empowerment. No one more than the other. There is no right or wrong, male or female, smart or dumb path. This was a life changing assignment and I’m glad it happened.
One of the ways I decided to take this project a step further was to interview men and women within my own community. I met so many heroes and heroins. Their stories inspired me immensely so I wanted to take time to share them with the world. Each one of them had their own unique demons and each one of them battled them and found a new perspective on life that everyone of us could learn from. In this section you will find not only research I’ve found on ambition but also the real life interviews from my project.