You know what I’ve grown to appreciate? My trials and tribulations have not only given me the ability to vigorously pace through life, but it has also built me to be undeniably resilient.
Please know that…
When I share the challenges I face on my journey, I am not looking for sympathy.
Instead, I am opening myself and being transparent about the ups and downs that comes with life. Professionally and personally.
People sometimes assume that rewards and accomplishments come easy. Thanks to social media, people can conveniently post about their achievements yet omit the adversities faced in order to get to that level of attainment.
It takes hard work, time, dedication and positive thinking to make things happen.
Furthermore, as a woman of color, married to man of color, with children who look like us and have unfortunately faced hardships related to race, I have no choice but to stand strong. Not only for myself, but also for my family.
I am undoubtedly able to handle what may crumble the World of someone unlike me.
Would I like for the people of the world to be different? Without doubt. But I am truly grateful that my hardships have strengthen me.
Regardless, anything worth bringing into existence doesn’t come easy, but it’s definitely worth the feeling of success and fulfillment once you stick to it. And in the process, you have the opportunity to know WHO IS and WHO ISN’T for you. Shedding layers and people is a good thing.
On your journey…
You may be redirected, take some time off to breath and reevaluate your steps, or may completely switch paths, but always pick yourself up and keep going.
Don’t be afraid to share your quest. It is uniquely yours to hold and carry. It is my hope that sharing the transparency of my journey can be beneficial to someone else on the path to accomplishing a dream or goal.
Originally posted on my blog.