Career

The Best Investment You Can Make Is In Yourself

I woke up like this — 30 years old.

By now I thought I would be living in New York City spending long days hosting shows and late nights scoping out the culinary scene. That’s not my destiny, yet anyways. And that’s ok.

I took a detour.

In my twenties I moved all around the country to fulfill my dream of being a professional storyteller on TV. There were so many highs and lows. More importantly I learned how to turn failure into success. Remember life isn’t as easy as looks on Instagram. That has led me on a new exciting journey.

More than ever I am focused on leading a team to realize their own dreams while still achieving mine.

So this year I am going to invest more of my time in myself: mind, body and spirit.

For so long I’ve been wanting to get my master’s degree to become the ultimate #girlboss. But I always made excuses. There aren’t enough hours in the day. I don’t have the money. Work will get in the way. As we all know, there is a solution to everything.

Recently I stopped making excuses and starting just doing. Guess what? It paid off. Just a few days ago I got the opportunity of a lifetime. I officially got accepted into Northwestern’s Integrated Marketing Communications program! Seriously, still in shock.

While I know grad school will be challenging, I am not stopping there. I want to create a life that feels good on the inside. Therefore I’m also going to focus on my health and happiness. Because if not now, then when? Advice straight from my 92-year-old grandpa.

One things for sure, I couldn’t have made these decisions without my tribe. My support system is everything.

Today I encourage you to do something that your future self will thank you for.

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