This picture was taken during one of those moments when I stopped stressing. I just felt grateful to be alive and to be able to do what I love. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed and antsy when I think about the future, but I have a feeling it will all be ok as long as I keep going.💁🏽♀️
I’m coming out of literal and figurative storms this week feeling more blessed, purposeful, and aligned than ever. 🙏🏽 It’s like the quote says - Sometimes life is like a video game. When things get harder, and the obstacles get tougher, it just means you leveled up. - Leilah Pace 💯 .
I say it a different way - If you’re going to have problems have new problems. New problems mean new levels. In the comments below tell us what quotes get you through the tough times. You never know who needs to hear it.👂
Life really is a journey, and you never know where you’re going to end up. Today my journey circled back and I ended up at my old high school, meeting with students in a project based learning class and hearing about the projects that they’re working on to better and invest in our community. I’ve only been graduated from high school for five years, but after walking through the familiar hallways and listening to the students, I have one key takeaway. That takeaway is to listen to the kids and young people in your life. There’s plenty of advice on how to talk to kids, but I don’t think I’ve seen much on how to shut up and just listen. Kids aren’t stupid, there’s no magic age where suddenly you’re wise and worth listening to. Kids are worth listening to now, and not just to placate them or cross “I heard them out, now I’m going to do as I see fit” off your check list. Kids and young people are not blind, they’re not clueless. They know what they want, they know what they need. So I would encourage you to stop and just listen to the young people in your life. Don’t offer critiques or advice, just listen. Whether it’s an idea they have to better their community or maybe the world at large, or it’s just how they’re feeling after a bad day. Age and experience doesn’t always equate to wisdom. Your ideas aren’t suddenly “good ideas” when because you had a birthday. With that, I also want to encourage the other young people that follow me (because yes, I am also a young person) to use your voice! Your experiences, your ideas, your voice is just as valuable even if you haven’t been on this earth as long as other people. You are worth listening to. You are worth someone taking 5, 10, 30, 60 minutes out of their day to listen to. I wish someone had told me that when I was in high school.
Me! As I head into the weekend!⠀
I had an amazing day at an event with a fabulous client!⠀
We were working with a local business today on their overall strategy and is was a blast!!⠀
Yay for reasons to get out of the house haha!⠀
So, it's the perfect end to an amazingly productive week!⠀
How did your week go Did you accomplish everything you set out to
Happy Friday! Although we're in good spirits over here, Mario and I are both down with a cold, and we thought we'd let you caption this pic for us while we rest up! Please, give it your best shot and entertain us - they say laughter helps cure a cold, right Ok fine, I just made that up. Your turn now!