For the past five days I have been in another world, living at Princeton with women from all corners of the universe: New York, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Mali, Croatia, France. Lessons learned from a group of inspiring women, notes scribbled and etched into my memory (not in any particular order) - We don't see things as they are - we see things as WE are; you cannot be whatever you want to be - but you can be a lot more of who you already are; if you don't know where you're going - any road will get you there (Lewis Carroll); it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at anything - practice something every day; be awake, alive, remember that beauty limps; make time to unplug, refresh, recalibrate, experiment; be still, find a safe place to receive courage and remember - you can reinvent yourself as many times as you wish. There are no restrictions, quotas, limits. Fall down seven times, get up eight (Japanese proverb). And finally, navigating the unknown with a trusted friend by your side can make all the difference in the world. Find someone's hand, hold on tight, see where the path leads. Trust your intuitive voice and then try being brave for 20 seconds longer. One final thought: it's not what you gather that determines the life you live - it's what you scatter.