So I just had a birthday this past week. Before I finally allowed myself to be grateful and celebrate my birthday, at first I found myself being very discouraged and disappointed in myself this past week. I was down because of previous unmet goals I had set for myself and different expectations that I had for my life that I haven't seen manifest yet. And with all of the other added drama in my life that has been weighing heavy on me, I began feeling doubtful in myself, my abilities, my plans, and began questioning what the heck am I doing with my life! I know we've all been there and particularly for us entrepreneurs, we've had those moments of unsurety and anxiety about any and everything we're doing.
It was on the morning before my birthday that I felt the weight of all of these thoughts and emotions and just when I felt like breaking down and giving up, I got a call from one of my business mentors.
He was looking to check in on me and see how my progress was going with my business. Although it was totally out of my norm to open up, I was able to share and express to him my frustrations and feelings of fear, disappointment, and doubt. As short and simplistic as the conversation had been, it was exactly what I needed right at that time! So much so, it made me cry uncontrollably in my car. It was something about that call that made the difference for me. My mentor gave me reassurance of myself, and invited me to attend an upcoming event that would help give me more clarity and answers on how to move forward.
I truly believe there are times along our journey where God strategically places little hints, messages or reminders to catch us in the midst of our lowest moments to give us peace of mind and provision for the journey. Whether it's through people, or things. Whether it's as prominent like a 5 minute phone call or as hidden as this picture I captured of the back of this McDonalds semi, driving home from work. These reminders are purposed to point us back in to the direction where our destiny lies. I know I experienced that this week and I know that as an entrepreneur, it won't be my last time needing that encouragement and reminder to hold on and keep fighting for my dreams!