𝙄’𝙢 𝙨𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙄 𝙙𝙞𝙙𝙣’𝙩 𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙥 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙙 (𝙞𝙣 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚). Because, the truth is, I wouldn’t have dreamed big enough dreams, nor could anyone else for me.
My teachers told me I’d be a great teacher and should apply for Teaching Fellows to be a teacher in North Carolina (so I did), but after living in Southeast Asia for a summer, I realized I wanted the world to be my classroom.
My journalism classmates told me the ultimate dream job would be to land a spot at a major newspaper, but I knew I wanted to create my own assignments, and that traditional newspapers as we knew them would be dead.
The world told me that when I landed a job with a top company or startup in Silicon Valley that I’d be happy, fulfilled, and successful. I mean, how can you turn down all of those perks? But, after working for three different ones, I realized I’d never be as fulfilled as starting my own company one day.
Spoiler alert. The lesson I learned was—I could have greater abundance than I imagined. The world could be my classroom, I could make my own assignments, and I could still work with some of the top companies and startups in the world, as CEO of @camp_digital.
This week, I was listening to Oprah’s Soul Sessions podcast with Lupita Nyong’o. She said that we so often prepare ourselves for rejection, failure, and “no,” but that we rarely prepare ourselves for successes. It’s just as important (if not more so) to make room for ABUNDANCE in our lives—to create space for it and usher it in. If you haven’t already, try to make room for abundance and new possibilities your life, and see where your adventure takes you. #campdigital #stela9