I pursued acting in Los Angeles and participating in national singing competitions and choirs, envisioning a future in the arts. Yet, with each rejection, my confidence waned, and I yearned for a sense of control. While the arts often felt like a roll of the dice, my education became a reliable anchor. I toiled tirelessly to overcome a learning disability and the weight of countless 'no's' that echoed in my ears.
With immense pride, I earned an academic scholarship to Pepperdine University, graduating at the top of my class and securing a spot in law school. It seemed I had finally found the path to a stable, controllable life. I felt safe, even though I had let go of my original dream. But, as it turns out, life had an important lesson yet to teach me.
No screens after 9pm! I changed my bedtime routine to taking a long bath or shower, yoga/stretching, and a 10 min meditation.
The beauty of imperfection. Embracing imperfection has brought me a new sense of ease. It's not about settling for less, but rather about finding beauty and value in what is real and raw.
Those who utter phrases like "You are incapable of accomplishing that" or "That's not how things are typically done" completely miss the essence of it all! Imagine how monotonous it would be to conform to the norms and be just like everyone else.
We all were given unique and special gifts at birth that should be explored during our time on this Earth. We should make the incredible miracle we're given count!