Going after what you want in this life is never easy, but I truly believe that nothing is ever really impossible. You might not always make it to you final destination, but you will be surprised how many obstacles you can overcome and how many points you can check off of “your bucket list” along the way. When I was in my early twenties, I recall finding a list I had made with my cousin when I was a little girl (unfortunately I do not know where the list is now) but I recall almost falling out of my seat when I read it. The points on the list were simple, it was an answer to the age-old question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My desires were as follows:
- Work with music/ record label
- Meet all the people who I listen to on my tapes
(mind you there were no cds when I was a little girl)
- Finish school
- Be on radio
- Be on TV
- Help people
Well, since the days of writing that list which is ALMOST over 3 decades ago- I have worked at Island Def Jam and became a personal assistant to a very well known model/ video vixen. I have met everyone from LA Reid to Method Man to Ne-Yo, sung with Carl Thomas (jokingly) to having a candid conversation with Kelis. I finished college with a 3.9 average, was co host of “The EmbassyNYC” mixshow, and I have been in music videos while conducting interviews. I have helped people by being an R.A., volunteering with the Elderly and sharing my struggles with anyone who wants to listen.
Find some assurance in the fact that everything you do isn’t in vain. Life is not easy but it is one hell of a ride. I truly believe we should fasten our seat belts, go for the gold and enjoy the ride to where ever life may lead. Just don’t get so focused on the destination that you miss the ride.
I refuse to stop God’s blessings with my negative thoughts. I will not agree with fear. It will not continue to pass. Be strong and have courage. Every challenge is there to encourage you, to make you tougher and make you better. Fear and faith have something in common. They ask us to believe in something we can not see. Faith can bring in good things while Fear can be the entry way to sickness, defeat and self doubt. Remember to take a breathe and don’t give into that fear.
You either trust or you don’t trust. If you don’t trust yourself to have your back, to make the best decisions possible for you, then don’t expect anyone else to have it for you. Live in the moment, the here and the now. Self assurance is key!! The only thing that is certain in life, is that nothing is certain.
Marianne Willamson summed it up best with the following quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”