In life, one person's words can linger with you forever. Positively or negatively. This has always been tucked in my thoughts. Today, I am truly thankful because she bought the book. I remember the days of high school and knew she was open-minded and non-judgmental. Thank you so much. You don't know this, but I have never forgotten your influence since high school.
Thank you so much.
This is a post from earlier that I had to archive.
"In my life, I always felt that I was bigger than what I was. Something deep inside of me always said "you are bigger than this place and you are bigger than what you are doing."
It resonated at one point in time when a girl I had gone to high school with, now a doctor, reached out. She would read my writing in class and we just understood each other. Years later, she asked what I was doing with my life. I felt embarrassed because she was a doctor and I told her I was in retail management. She responded, "wow, really? That is crazy. I always pictured you in NYC or Hollywood."
I was flattered, but thought, maybe when I was younger and thinner. Obviously, I never acted on it. Now that I have had time to think, the feeling has not gone away. Her words still lingered in the air so I decided to act on it 8 days ago.
I always felt comfort in cities. There is no judgment. It is energized, fast-paced, and lively during the day. At night, it is silent and the traces of people, all but disappear. I always thought that NYC was deemed the "city that never sleeps", but it is one of the most peaceful places at night.