It’s crazy how much can change in your life in less than sixty days. My career is going in a slightly different direction, and I am excited to hang up my ramblin’ high heels for a while when it comes to traveling for work. Now, during my vacation time, I will most likely be ramblin’ once more because I love to see new places, experience new cultures, and I’m slowly becoming more open to trying new foods that might appear atrocious, but I’m happy to not be gone from my family because of my job as much as I have been in the past.
As you move forward in your life, the best advice I could give to anyone, which is the same advice I gave to my team two weeks ago as I said my final farewell, is to keep learning and growing. Build up your skillsets that will project you in the direction you want to go. Don’t turn down any opportunity to become better. Take it and soak it up. Be a sponge, learn anything and everything you can that will help you move forward, because if you never learn anything new, you become stagnant. Who in their right mind would want to be stagnant? Have you smelled stagnant water? Yeah, it stinks. Smells like death. So … don’t be stagnant.
Every person needs to live their life according to what makes them happy. People will always judge you. There will be people who will never believe in you. Who cares, right? Let that weight go. Brush it off your shoulders. Life is too short to worry about what everyone else wants or what everyone else thinks. Just live, people. Take the trip, take the risk, fall in love, work hard, pick up a book, and take time for you.
I’m daring to dream. Daring to hope. Daring to be joyful. Daring to live my best life without the chains of worrying about strangers’ perception of me. I know who I am as a person. I know my heart. The Lord knows my heart, and when I take my last breath, I’ll let the good Lord pass judgement on me. Fight for your dreams. Cling to hope. Find your joy. This is what life is all about.