When I was 17 years old, I stayed up till 4am on a school night just to finish my college entry essay and meet the deadline.
I remember it like it was yesterday. 10pm rolled around and I just stared at my blank computer screen. Oddly though, I had this calm feeling run through me. I just knew it would be alright. I knew it would come. At the right time.
You see, I wanted to stand out. I wanted to be different. I wanted to be creative. No matter what they said…I wanted to take a chance.
I’ve had that same gut feeling many times since. You know that feeling? You have NO idea where it’s going or how it’s going to be, but you just go with it anyway?
I believed in myself.
I have to say that’s been a bit foreign to me throughout my young adult years.
Maybe you can relate?
But as I’m soon approaching the last year of my twenties, I’m coming full circle, and that part of the 17 year old me who trusted in herself is resurfacing.
A little over 2 years ago, when I was a fresh 27 years old, I had to learn to drive. Again.
Born and raised in New York City, I never had the need for a car. And while I learned how to drive in the craziest.driving.city.ever. when I was 16, I totally forgot everything and anything about it when I moved to the other craziest.driving.city.ever: Los Angeles.
For me, learning again, was one of the scariest things I’ve had to do in my whole life. Which is really funny because I drive every single day now, love it, and it’s like second nature to me.
I NEVER thought I would get over that fear.
But I did.
I stopped thinking and playing out all the scenarios of what could happened, and I just did it. I focused.
In some way, shape or form, I just decided to believe in myself.
All this is to say – thinking can be overrated.
And so I’ve decided to stop thinking so much once again, and just.start.doing.
This is my next adventure.
This website has been my hope, dream, and gut feeling for many, many years. It’s time to start trusting that.
Welcome to my space of inspiration, doing, and believing in yourself.
It’s going to be a fun ride.