Did you pay attention to your life lessons? I didn’t for a long time.
Isn’t it funny… how the seeds for what you find yourself gravitating towards later in life were planted in the simplest and most ordinary of moments in your childhood?
I grew up on the West Coast.
Simple yet filled with adventure lifestyle.
Surround by majestic cedar and Douglas fir forests.
Swimming in rivers, water-skiing on lakes, fishing on the Pacific Ocean, and when I was a bit older, taking to the slopes of the mountains that surrounded us.
My heart and soul were shaped by a constant interaction and reverence for nature and animal (both domestic & wild). My dad was a forester, my mom an artist…..guess you could say I turned out to be the perfect combination of the two….although I did detour for a bit as I pursued fashion design (of all things!) in the big city! That didn’t last long. I just couldn’t find my passion there.
So here I am today, reflecting on the life journey that brought me to where I am now. Loving what I do, surrounded by a beautiful family of my own whom I am incredibly proud of, and a work family (the RLD team!) whom I couldn’t imagine taking this passion driven journey without!
So what are the lessons I have learned in getting here?
1. Stop trying to outsmart your heart. It knows you better than your logic does!
2. Dream BIG and then go chase it with all that you have in you! (It took me most of my life to get over this hump. Sure wish I had learned this one in my 20’s!). I’m doing this now that I’m past 50 (gulp) and am having the time of my life!!
3. Surround yourself with all sorts of people who share your passions and who are smarter than you at at least one of them. This was a real game changer for me - when I started seeking out relationships with this in mind, I found myself amongst the most brilliant and inspiring variety of people of my life! Those connections have often turned into beautiful friendships, fruitful business relationships, and fulfilling opportunities to make a difference in the world by giving back to our community.
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