I had the best lunch of my life the other day. Not only was the food incredibly decadent, but I had one of the most encouraging and motivating conversations I have ever had. Like I’ve said before, I don’t know how I got so lucky to have so many wonderful people who support me but I am grateful for that. This specific person used to be a coworker and took on the life coach role after I left the office. She is inspiring in and of herself, she is in her 60’s and decided to go back to school to finish her degree.
Anyway, on to the lunch. It was incredible. I wish that every self-doubting, insecure, 20-something could have had that lunch. I walked out of there realizing that I CAN go after what I want. I have the power to make or break myself. I am the only who is putting limitations on what I can do. I told her about some of the crazy dreams I had and when I thought I could achieve them. She challenged me to dream even bigger and crazier. She challenged me to imagine where I want to be when I’m 30. And then dream even bigger. I can’t get into specifics because well, those are my dreams and I want to let them continue to fester inside of me until it’s time to reveal them. Not only was the food beyond what I imagined but the encouragement, coupled with your comments a few weeks ago, has been my fuel to getting through these past few weeks. She told me to go out there and be a hustler. And that is exactly what I needed.
P.S. (If you are wondering why I said hustler, listen to this Beyonce song)