Here's my last post of the year...I think! Lol!
It's been a rough year, but the good news is that I've inspiration for a wondrous 2018! With that being said, I bet it would surprise most of you to know that I wanted to be a park ranger when I was younger. It's was a "wildling wish" that I abandoned after thinking I was too chunky for a ballerina and had altitude sickness to prevent me from piloting a plane!
I wanted to learn about the plants and surviving with the earth. I knew it would inspire my writing and creativity. Plus, I could connect with nature without the cages of the zoo. But then the thought of crossing paths with a cougar reminded me of the need for cages and pushed me away from that aspiration too! Fear is such the motivator!
Where am I going with this? Though this city girl talked herself out of one of her dreams, doesn't mean you should. When you're looking for direction, don't let fear guide your compass. Self-doubt eats away any inspiration fate whispers to you. Though I chose the path of a writer and educator, I limited myself. This morning, when I came across this video of the illustrious Park Ranger, Betty Reid Soskin, whose mother was a slave and who became the oldest and still radiantly working Park Ranger, I caught a lump in my throat. This video hugged the inner child in me. This theme has shadowed my entire year. It gave me a hope that I haven't felt in what feels like ages. So I decided to use my mini-platform and share it with the world. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."Dale Carnegie
Here's a little holiday gift! My favorite track is "Give Love on Chirstmas Day."