It’s been a long journey, but here we are. Let’s see…I have experienced marital bliss and motherhood. I’m been to school –undergraduate and graduate. I’m a practicing attorney of 15 years. I have written a book and successfully owned and operated several businesses. Now my nest is empty.What’s next?
I had dreams of how I wanted to live. I wanted to travel the world, live by the beach, empower young women and girls, write another book, and open my own online store. However, I did not have a plan for this stage of life. Up to this point, my life had been centered around family and helping others. When the moment came for me to step fully into my vision, I deferred my dream for the benefit of someone else. I lived in another state and worked on a job that I did not like for a year and a half all for the benefit of others. I was merely existing with no sense of direction in total unhappiness.
Then the most awesome thing happened to me. The company I worked for was acquired by another company, and I was laid off. That was the perfect storm…the perfect opportunity, the push I needed to move closer to my dream. And move I did. The day I was notified of my impending termination, I went home and started packing.
Life Lesson: You must follow your own life purpose. Live life to the fullest.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. –Maya Angelou