Wow, what a whirlwind day and a half. My meeting last night was an amazing success. I met with Todd Watkins (Director of the Baker Institute), Anthony Durante (Allentown Economic Development Corporation and Founder of Lehigh Valley Tech), and Rich Hudzinski (Chairman, Veteran Affairs Committee, Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council). We discussed my idea of creating a veteran entrepreneurship program in the Lehigh Valley, PA.
Last night's meeting generated the impetus to get the ball moving and we are now exploring how we could possibly make this happen. This is going to be a long road and I do not want to take away from what I normally write about in this blog, which is my every day struggles with PTSD. As a result, I have created a subdomain for what I am now naming the 'Lehigh Valley Veteran Entrepreneurship Initiative' (LVVEI for short). Any further information about this will be covered there. I am still working on creating it, but it should be live in the next few days. I will let you all know as soon as it is.
No worries, I have not and will not stop advocating for PTSD. I am as passionate as ever about it and am looking forward to continuing the conversation as I share my day to day struggles. My biggest fear is that I am doing too much, but my family, despite my anxiety about this issue, remains the focus and motivation for getting out of bed every morning. Thank you all for your support. I hope you continue to find what you need here!
As I continue my life with PTSD, I will share my challenges and discoveries on this blog.