Mom of three, I love that. That's me.
Life happens. Things happen for a reason; I learned a lot and I am doing my best to apply my lessons learned from my past to my new life. Everyday I am learning something new and everyday I am finding a blessing along with it. Life is amazing, life is challenging, BUT life is beautiful. Life has its way of teaching you lessons, some hard, and some are a just a spank on the hand, but if you're open and ready to receive, you will discover the blessing, when you've learned that lesson. Life has so much to offer, yet life can be short. Live your life and manifest your destiny to the best of your ability.
We meet people for a reason at different points in our lives, and everyone serves a purpose, some are here to teach us a lesson, some are here to be a blessing, and some are meant to stay, while others leave. Over the course of the last 18 years, I met and networked with many people, even more post my divorce this past year. The people I met post my divorce have been uplifting. I networked with quite a few empowering women and men, and some have given me opportunities that I would have only dreamed of - NOW it's up to me to run with it - that's one way you turn adversity into opportunity. The opportunities are there for me, but it takes me, my own will, my smarts and my determination to seize them!
How I started to look at adversity in a positive way ...
Allow yourself time to reflect on your life, to assess your life path. The universe has ways to tell you if you're veering in the wrong direction, and it's up to you to take a step back and pay attention to the subtle, or sometimes right in your face signs and make that change.
I paid attention, sifted through all the confusion, the hurt, the lies, the truth, whatever came my way and I realized a lot in just this last year and a half, even more in these last 6 months. Having children, taught me to be tougher, to be stronger and to be more driven to my highest potential. My children really opened up my eyes to expanding my horizons because they need me, just as much as I need them to stay grounded.
I told myself, Annie, YOU ARE SMART, YOU ARE BRILLIANT, YOU ARE CAPABLE of achieving anything you put your mind too (I always knew this, I just had to remind myself). People always come to me for advice on career, marketing, life, and also to share their business ideas. I must have a flair that people are drawn too. I took the liberty to evaluate my skill set, test my tolerance with the public, and pushed myself to think outside of the box, and here I am, manifesting what I know best, turning adversity into opportunity by merging my personal aptitude with my professional experience.
I always enjoyed writing, so I took that passion to blogging, and this arena has opened doors for me. My marketing knack and natural networking abilities has matched me with material opportunities. My career is soaring and I'm glad I focused on it and will continue to focus on it. I'm writing my first book, something I want to do for myself, and it's something for my children to read when they're older - this will be a huge accomplishment when it's published. Everything I'm doing, is with my children in mind. I have 3 sets of eyes that look up to me and 3 innocent hearts that cheer me on and make me feel grateful, every single day. One day, they will read my blogs, and my book and hopefully understand my journey. I just want them to be proud of me, and to know that they are my biggest motivational forces. I want them to know, "There is no such thing as FAILING, as long as you're TRYING!" and also know that resilience is in their genes.
Hey friends, keep trying, find your independence, and continue to pursue your passion with integrity, fierceness and love! You will discover your purpose, once you fully pursue your passion.
2018 is my year, I can feel it. Make it yours too! Good Luck!
How are you turning adversity into opportunity?