This quote explains my journey to this point and the vision I have for my future. When I walked away from a decent job in 2012, nobody believed I would do it. Until they got my resignation letter. I mean – who walks away from a good paying job without another one lined up. I remember the messages I received after the news went live that I was not returning to the assisted living facility. Really! I knew the things some people were going to say about me behind my back – hell it was going to be the same ole shit they always said, “she think she better than us, she can only do that because she living with her momma, she’s a liar and a fake.” This was not a drill. It was the real thing. I had to show them who I thought I was.
I rarely stop to let others know the core of who I am. The passions I have in my heart and the fighter |physical & spiritual 🙂 |I embody in my soul. I’ve never been a bragging person. Talking about myself has always been my weak point. So, over time I’ve been underestimated, marginalized and sized up to be only everything I’ve allowed others to experienced. This is extremely unsettling for me and takes me back to a familiar time in my life. (Somebody remind me to tell you all about that.) I know things have to change because there’s a small rumbling from someplace deep in my being that I know all too well.
Fast forward to today. I’m in a position I never thought I would hold. The opportunity is upon me to fulfill the dreams I have been holding closest to my heart. People aren’t saying the same things about me behind my back as they once did a few years ago. Their commentary reveals a semi-perception of me. The time has arrived for me to present the totality of my being. I am so much more than they see and it’s my current obligation to present myself in the best light.
Now is the time for me to accept the challenge of showing my contemporaries, protégés and predecessors – “This is who I am.”
Let’s get to work altering the ideas others have about me. Crafted by me.