Think back to when you were a child, what did you want to be? What did you want to do?
Me? oh, I had BIG dreams. Ginormous dreams that I told everyone and that was...I wanted to be a Veterinarian. I mean...it made sense. I am the annoying girl who sees an animal and wants to its bestfriend, so naturally this was meant to be, right?
Dreams change! We change!
I'm sure you know this but honestly....have you followed your current dream?
The older I got the more I realized I didn't want to see the sweet animals I loved hugging and talking to in an annoying baby voice suffering in pain everyday. I watched way too many shows on animal planet that quickly made me realize I wouldn't be happy in that field. I would truthfully probably cry everyday and I cry enough as it is without being sad about animals being hurt. So, I had to take another look at who I wanted to be when I "grew up".
Fast forward to me being 17 and constantly hearing "where are you going to college? what are you going to do after high school"? I had NO idea, I still loved animals, I knew that I didn't like working for anyone and I knew I wanted to be my own boss somehow, some way.
So, naturally being a girl with no idea what she wanted to do with her life I chose Fashion Design. Duh!
I attended FIDM immediately after graduating from high school and quickly learned it wasn't very fun. It was hard work that didn't excite me enough to work that hard. Sure, I loved to shop and always made sure I was up to date with the latest trends but I didn't want to be the next project runway winner...
There I was again - stuck in the "I have no idea what I want to do with my life" area at 19. I couldn't just drop out, I didn't want to look like a complete failure. So instead I decided to switch my major to visual communications because if I loved fashion and putting clothing together but didn't really love designing it obviously I would love just styling it right? Mostly right....I did love all I learned but I still wanted MORE!
After college I started my own clothing line and it did well, I had fun! I was throwing runway shows, styling weekly photoshoots, networking, building my following and so much more. In reality though...it was blood sucking and so competitive with everyone constantly talking behind your back. My clothing line was successful while it lasted but I just couldn't stand the model mentality, the back stabbing "collaborations" and so much more that came along with the industry.
The one thing I still knew after all of this was that I wanted to my own boss! That NEVER changed.
So I continued to work hard, to invest in myself and to keep learning. I grew through tough life situations, I tried many different fields, I have been at the top and I've been at the very bottom. And still, every time when I sat down and asked myself what I really wanted to do...it was to help others.
There is NOTHING that gives me more joy than that of serving others and helping others accomplish their dreams. I have a unique set of talents that I have built over my 27 years of life and with those talents I get to help others grow. I get to see businesses start from nothing and grow to six-figures and beyond! I get to watch as beautiful souls transform into their true essence.
I get to live each and every day of my life doing what I actually love. But if it wasn't for my persistence, my will power, my need and urge for more, my want to be my own BOSS and my drive I wouldn't be anywhere close to where I am today.
I don't even know where I would be and I don't even want to think about it because it's not who I am. It wasn't where the universe led me.
Instead it let me to here, to writing this now to telling you:
I am power, I am love, I am strength and guidance, I am a rock for those in need, I am a pusher and a doer, I am a go-getter, I AM FEMALE!
This message is written for the lady who is stuck in the retail store, who is still serving others in a restaurant instead of in her own business. For the women who want it all but don't know where to start, for the moms who are afraid of not being there for their kids, for the wife who doesn't have a supportive husband. For the BOSS LADY who is stuck in a male dominated world sitting in an office slaving away, working long hours away from home with no social life. This is for YOU.
This is your reminder that you CAN achieve your dreams. It is never too late to know your worth and do all you can to make your dreams a reality.
You got this.