I’ve always been a risk taker. I don’t necessarily like to always be safe. I like to take a leap when I know my heart and intentions are in the right place.
When I was 22, two weeks after I graduated from college, I packed up my clothes and moved 1000 miles away from home and landed in Texas with no job, no place to live and no car to drive. I knew I could make it work and I did. It was not always easy, but I was determined that Texas was where I belonged. And I was right. I met Cedric and 16 years later, I would have never done it differently.
But for 13 of those years, I have played it safe. I didn’t take as many risks. I fell into a routine of security. I was happy, but something was missing. I knew that my job was NOT where I ultimately supposed to be. It’s one thing to pay the bills and another to work with purpose and passion. I didn’t have that sense of drive or fulfillment in my work.