Every day I receive emails from strangers – asking me questions, commenting on what I’ve done or simply just a “hello, you made my day”. But today I received one that was a simple question, yet it was difficult to answer… so I thought I’d answer it publicly.
“I’ve been following you for quite some time and you seem to be one amazing lady, fascinating actually. When everything gets crazy around you, how do you go back to your “roots” and stay grounded? When you’re flying high on the top of the world, do you stay true to who you are? And if so, how would you explain yourself in a few sentences? Sincerely, Carolyn”
Well, Carolyn, I’m going to try and sum it up for you.
How do I do it?
My family keeps me grounded and instills in me the importance of staying true to myself. They are a constant reminder for me to remember who I am and where I came from. They are my rock, my strength and my one true love. They are the reason for my beautiful life, my success and me as a whole. They give me the love and the power I need to wake up every morning and conquer another day. My family is everything to me and I’m so grateful for them. At the end of the day when “the crowd clears and the lights go down” – they are still here for me – supporting, accepting and encouraging.
Who am I?
I’m full of love. I’m kind and caring. I put others before myself. I’m a hard worker. I’m a little sassy. I’m happy. I’m the kind of girl that can take down a man, and lift him back up again. I have a strong soul. My style is quite selective. My mind is rather reckless. I give great advice, but rarely follow it. I’m simple and easy going. I don’t need much and never ask for anything. My comebacks are quick. I’m an athlete. I’m competitive. I’m a little crazy. I’m smart. I’m giving. I’ve built a wall and rarely let people in. I’m always calm. I hold my own. I know my name. And I always go my own way.
Thanks for your question, Carolyn. I appreciate it. Be sure to check out the “I Am Woman” series as well. You’ll find I’m a lot more than what I outlined above. Most know me by my online presence – and people think they know who I am. But I’m certain to surprise you.
Thanks again – and keep the questions coming!