It’s time; time to give credit where credit is due, time to pay tribute to the ones who lift you up so you can see the mountains. (You just read that in your head using Josh Groban’s voice didn’t you?) Even if you’ve never received support from the ones you expected it from, most of you can say that someone has encouraged you to pursue the thing you love. I think back on the decisions I’ve made that seemed truly illogical (believe me, there have been plenty of them) and I would never have done them without a certain amount of support, usually just one or two people. I’m not saying that people are always supportive. On the contrary, my biggest decisions were met with the most opposition; however they were the ones that paid off the most!
I’ve come to an age where I’ve realized life is fleeting and if I want to actually DO the things I’ve only dreamed about doing, it’s time to jump. Sometimes that jump requires some encouragement: “You can do it. What you’re doing is good, it’s awesome!” That’s all it takes…and geronimo! Who is that person for me? 100 percent of the time it’s my high school sweetheart – my husband Ryan. (I told you I’d be gettin’ all Josh Groban on ya.) He tells me when it’s good; he tells me when it stinks but he never tells me that it’s impossible. There are also the unexpected supporters, co-workers and people you babysat for ten years ago and girls you haven’t talked to since high school. You know who you are.
You know when people are patronizing you and you know when they truly believe in you – when they’re making plans based on your SUCCESS! Who is that person for you? It may not be the ones you expected it from. That’s okay. We’ll show ‘em.
So to those who raise me up: thank you.