Love him or hate him, Thomas Edison holds a place in history as one of America's most successful entrepreneurs and inventors. What made him the man we know today: raw talent, luck, circumstances? Here's what the man himself said: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." (Harper's Magazine, 1932).
Michelle's long been a firm believer that "talent" is usually another name for "hard work," and she's continually avoided the specialist demands of the world with a broad approach to diverse skills and interests. It began with a full childhood of rehearsals, recitals, academics, church life, and reading (lots of reading). It continued through higher education as she pursued two majors, served as a volunteer and officer for community and collegiate organizations, and learned the joy that comes from teaching children.
Now, with multiple related skill sets in the performing arts, design, and technical and online communication, she's ready to bring her devotion, drive, and general manic energy to the world at large, whether that be on a live stage, printed page, or monitor screen.