I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying “it takes a village”…well I’m here to confirm that in a big way! It really does take a village you guys, in every sense of the saying! I’m also here to say I have a pretty awesome village. I’m so fortunate to have one that is full of strong, passionate, independent, caring, smart (the list could continue for pages) people. I’ve been relying on my village a lot in recent weeks. Asking for advice, soliciting ideas, exchanging dialogue and getting a ton of really good feedback. It’s important to have a village. A group of people you can lean on when you need it, a network of friends that will inspire you and support you, a few voices that will be generous with comments yet brutally honest even if it’s not what you think you want to hear. I need my village more than ever these days, as I navigate the waters of my journey. I’ve been surrounded with positive energy and lots of encouragement and for that I am truly grateful. I recently read somewhere that the only person responsible for your destiny is you, and while I totally believe that, I also believe you can’t go it alone. I know that I’m the one who will ultimately be in charge of making my career dreams come true, but I know that it wouldn’t be able to happen without my village. I’m only on the beginning of this path, but I can envision the ride and while it will be hard at times, it will be completely worth it in the end.
I’m sure there will be a lot more thank you’s along the way, but for right now…thanks for the kind words, for the support and for the encouragement that I’ve been receiving so far, it helps more than you’ll ever know.
Happy Hump Day! xo