I rarely say this about myself, but I worked hard to get to this point. People think life hands you a gift and that's all there is to that story.
No. Absolutely not. Not this story. I've worked hard and continue to do so. You push through even when you think you can't. That's when you discover you were meant to accomplish bigger things than your dreams now.
The one sole reason that still is the driving force to why I do what I do and why I sacrifice is because I want to connect with you. As a human being. As a friend. As that young, awkward, insecure girl who grew to this woman before you now (who in many senses is still awkward and insecure)
but who has learned so many lessons along the way. And those lessons, I want to help give younger women a heads up to. Because I didn't grow up with an older sister or brother to guide me through some of the tough situations that came about.
I made some really poor choices in the past and learned the hard way. I never regret it because it helped me become stronger, grow a tougher skin, and build true compassion + empathy towards others. But it's never a bad thing to have someone reach out a hand when you're on the ground or to cheer loud for you when you need to hear it the most. I want to be that person!
Regardless of where my personal journey takes me, I will always remember the core of me is built to connect to women. And even maybe school some boys about what we go through as women.
Whether through story telling, blog posting, in person conversations, vlogs.. whatever other means of communication there is... I will reach you. I promise we will giggle along the way, sing our favorite songs with the windows down in the car, be the best wing women, take no shiet from guys, have your back all the way to the end.