Today I quit my job.
I’m not telling you all this to receive pity or brag. I simply want to practice what I preach.
I started The Butterfly Empire to inspire young women and men to be brave, and chase their dreams… But one day, I realized that I wasn’t following my OWN dreams. Why? I’m not sure. I think I got stuck in the day-to-day rut of trying to do what society expects me to do. And the still, small voice in the back of my head taunted me.
What if you fail?
Nobody will understand what you’re trying to do.
You are going to look like an idiot.
You will stand out.
You’re not pretty enough.
You are going to be judged.
Your friends and family will not love you anymore.
You will be alone.
Only a stable 9-5 job will make you happy and successful.
You can’t do that. You haven’t graduated college.
Society wishes to put us in a box and make us all the same, but you do not have to conform. Please remember: LIFE. IS. SHORT. I know people say this all the time, but actually take a minute and let it sink in. None of us are promised tomorrow. Do you really want to leave this world knowing that you never took the chance to follow your dreams and truly live your life?
So I challenge you to STOP letting the thoughts of others dictate your future. Taking the first step is always the hardest part, but I promise you, it will be worth the risk.
You were born for so much more than to live an average life and die. Each day is a GIFT. Please don’t waste it.
All my love,