…FROM ADVERSITY TO ADVENTURE
I’ve never met anyone who hasn’t faced adversity. But you can either let it beat you down, or you can let it make you stronger. The adversity that I faced was my life’s gift for building up my courage, for stepping up to the plate and shining my light, for testing out what I am truly made of, and driving me to become the best at what I do… My childhood, my adulthood, my marriage, moving from country to country and having to start over from scratch every single time – it’s what built the courage in me to do the impossible, to challenge conventional thought, to seek out daring adventures and laugh through almost anything in life. Every time someone ever told me “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, it would make me angry from the banality of such a meaningless platitude that served me no purpose in a time when I felt like I couldn’t face any more adversity. I had had enough of it given to me all at once. But part of me also wondered – whatever it is I’m being made stronger for must be something BIG and Amazing. Then I realized: nothing could be bigger or more amazing than having the strength and courage of living My Life For ME – and life is the greatest most unbelievable adventure of all.