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Regina’s Life Lesson #18: Be Who You Want to be and do What You Want to do

Dianne May, President and CEO

Between now and our Annual Tribute Dinner on October 13, our employees, volunteers and clients will share some thoughts and reflections on Regina Brett’s life lessons. Don’t forget, Regina will be our speaker at this year’s dinner.

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana President and CEO, Dianne May shares her thoughts on why people should be who they want to be and do what they want to do.

“I’ve noticed recently that there seems to be a shift in how people identify themselves. Just a decade ago, people were more inclined to describe themselves in terms of their employment, ‘I’m a teacher… I work for the power company… I’m a police officer… I’m a waitress…’

Now, I hear people say, ‘I’m a photographer and an attorney… I’m an artist and a sales rep…’ I admit the old-school part of me keys first on the employment element, but I like knowing the other piece too. The passion identity. Most of us have one and some of us understand it more clearly than others.

Embrace your passion identity. Not sure you have one? Then set about finding it. Want to be a writer? Then write. Do you love music? Then immerse yourself in music. Do you love parenting? Then share your experience and skills with others.

I’m Dianne, I’m a writer and I run a not for profit organization.”

~ Dianne May, President and CEO