As an entrepreneur I certainly look at the world differently. I try to create things to fill gaps in processes or learn what others have done wrong, fix them and try to do better. I see my place on this earth as more than someone who needs to make a living, be a supportive wife and maintain our population growth. What I have built is a lifestyle conducive to ‘having it all’. I am ok with saying I want it all, but I am PROUD to say that I have it all.
I have my health, my family, and my business (big three). I live in happiness, with challenges I accept as events that strengthen my big three. My life is exactly what I want it to be when I want it to be.
It started out like normal – whatever normal is. Great childhood, decent grades, university and then grad school. Boring. Then I discovered all the things I haven’t discovered. Travel, love, lust, risk, and companionship. I set out to purposely piss my parents off, or scare them (That’s what they think anyway) and got caught up in creating my space, a place that is mine, for me not you. That space is in my head. It’s dark, lonely at times, but it keeps me entertained. It is filled with color, danger, avoidance and excitement. This place grounds me, gives me hope and sets me free.
It has guided me to places I never thought imaginable. It has introduced me to possibilities I didn’t think existed. And it made me make incredible leaps to fulfill a dream my eighteen-year-old self thought she wanted: a husband, children, a successful business and a white picket fence.
Guess what? That eighteen year old girl had her bearings straight. Tough to believe, but those dreams and virtues she created for herself have all come to fruition. I set out on this journey to reach a destination I thought I came to, only to realize that beyond the white picket fence is the rest of the world and the other 2/3’s of my life sure to bring me new experiences, discoveries and new spaces to fill.
Here is to 2013 and the rest of this journey.