Just tryin’ to be…ME! So much of the time I know EXACTLY who I am. I am a confident and independent woman. I am a self-starter. I picked a major in college that I loved and I LIVE it, every single day. What a gift! Many times, people ask me, “What is your dream job?” I think for a second and answer, “exactly what I’m doing.” Honestly, the only thing that would make it better is to have a personal assistant. That would be sweet! So many people are just waiting for life to HAPPEN. I don’t have that issue. The issue that I have are those creeping questions that pop in and up out of the blue… “When are you going to grow up and get a real job? When are you going to settle down?” What does that even mean? What is a “real job?” One that I despise going to? One that I punch in and out of with a big SIGH… I believe I HAVE a real job. I have a job that brings me joy, that allows me to do what I LOVE, one that creates a peace and happiness within me. One that makes me shake my head in disbelief. I know that I a minority. I do not take that for granted. I acknowledge, with gratitude, the path that I have chosen. I do this daily. It is part of my existence. It is part of my being. It is part of my stoke. I am blessed. I live such a beautiful, fortunate life. I am one of the few that have chosen the road less traveled. I benefit from this each and every day. I challenge you to take the bull by the horns. Tackle the hard questions. Tackle the hard choices. If you don’t, what’s the point? If you’re not failing, you’re not trying to succeed. Go get your stoke, whatever it takes. Get your stoke. It’s worth the journey and all the bumps along the way!!!!