Just finished up listening to our Monday night team call. We were blessed to have Craig Holiday speak tonight giving his rendition on Dreams & Perseverance. So with that said I'm about to get REAL for a second here, I'm totally fired up and my thoughts are just firing away. The past couple of days have not been easy for me, I constantly second guess myself so this call was much needed. For me I get no greater joy than seeing others in my life succeed at something that they want more than anything in this world. For some it's weight loss and to get their life back, for others it's money and some just want to be accepted and to have hope, a light at the end of the tunnel, someone that just friggin cares about their very being and what they have to say. Dreams are driven by a why, a reason to succeed. My why generates from my children, they are 5 years old and even now at this young age I want them to know that it doesn't matter who you are, where you came from or what you believe, you were put on this earth to do something great and TO BE SOMETHING TO SOMEONE. No matter what it is you want out of life, big or small, they can most definitely have it, it CAN be theirs. That no one person can control their destiny, only they have the power to do that. In the end i want my children to know that their mother gave everything she had to pave the way for their lives to be a happy and fulfilled one and to make the world seem like a less scary and judgmental place and to pass that wisdom on to others. I refuse to conform and fall victim of just being 'normal' and doing what everyone else does. I don't want to just get up, go to work, do my job and come home and not have any real connection to what I do day in and day out. We get one shot at this thing, one trip around the sun, I have an undying urge to make a real difference in the world and when the time comes and my life flashes before my very eyes I want to damn well make sure it's worth watching. I'd rather be looked at as a freak for marching to the beat of my own drum rather than blending in on the regular old perpetual beaten path of life that most people choose to take. No. I want to BE EPIC. And I want others to know that it's OK to be epic in their own way, even if it's not the social norm. Even if it means being seen as a dork or whatever. It's ok to be you, that's the way you were made and dammit that's OK.