It is truly a pleasure to be able to connect with you again. It has been a while since my last post, and I have missed connecting with you. April proved to be busier than I could have ever imagined as I embraced the winds of change and started a new career. It gives me great joy to embark upon my new position with the Central Park Conservancy. This was truly one of those times in my life where I can say, I was ready for change. My previous career served me well, and prepared me for what is to come.
I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it is to walk out and experience Central Park, which is truly one of America’s most beautiful urban parks. It is an even greater honor to be a member of the hardworking team of professionals dedicated to ensuring the Park is around for future generations.
As I make the transition from planning events for donors — to working more closely with donors — I view this as one of my long-awaited second acts. I will admit that it has taken me a minute to catch my breath, but this is a good time in my life. Here are some photos from one of my recent visits to the Park.
The Dana Discover Center
The Harlem Meer
The Harlem Meer
Thank you for your patience. While the photos featured here are from Manhattan, you can rest assured that Brooklyn Legends has so much more to share with you. I am excited about the future.
Monique Brizz-Walker at work – NAACP Legal Defense Fund
As we prepare to commemorate another Labor Day, I find myself thinking about everything my grandparents instilled in me about the importance of hard work. They went to great lengths to remind me that job excellence was the highest form of gratitude that I could demonstrate.
There was a time when an African-American woman like me could only dream of having a full-time position with benefits and paid holidays. Of course there are days when I am ready to leave the building and retreat to the comfort of my home, but it does not take me long to realize just how fortunate I am. For me, this quote sums it up.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance, and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Happy Labor Day to all. Thank you for the important contributions you make to our great society.
As we prepare to celebrate another Labor Day, I find myself thinking about everything my grandparents instilled in me about work. I was always reminded that job excellence was the highest form of gratitude I could demonstrate.
As we all know, there was a time when an African-American women like me, could only dream of having a full-time job with benefits and paid holidays. Of course there are days when I am ready to leave the building and retreat to the comfort of my home, but it does not take me long to realize just how fortunate I am.
I came across a quote from someone whom we all admire that I would like to share.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance,
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.