Today was one of those days (they happen frequently) where I took a moment to say – wow.
You made good life decisions, C.
This happens often and I’m not saying this to brag. I’m saying this because someone reading this might be on the fence about taking a leap of faith and I’m telling you now, do it!
Just $*%&ing do it.
For those of you who only know me as a blogger/beach bum/starbucks addict/popculture junkie/book nerd – you’re spot on. But I’m also a technology publicist for a pretty incredible boutique PR and Marketing agIency, with the coolest team, that I’m so insanely proud of and love – I’m confident my blood runs pink and brown (our company colors – in case you got confused there for a second).
I’m a hustler. I work my ass off. I wake up in the night and write ideas down on paper. I don’t know the definition of a 40 hour work-week. And I really don’t want to. I’m in no rush to settle down and in my eyes, I’ll be retired when I’m writing for a living and still refusing to only work forty hours a week.
And you know what?
All of it, the hard work and this mindset – it got me to where I am now. To these moments of “holy shit I love my job. I love my life. I love everything. Rainbows, Sunshine, Toes in the Sand, Unicorns!” (yes I’m thinking of this kid). Sure I had to take some chances. I had to step out of the comfort zone and away from a line of “safe” jobs.
But here’s the thing. You only live once. There is simply not enough time for safe.
So naturally, when I saw the video of Ashton Kutcher blowing kid’s minds at the Teen Choice Awards this week – I had alll the feels. And I needed to share it on the blog, in case you have been under a rock, suffering without wifi, or simply didn’t think it was worth watching.
I’m here to tell you - it is worth watching.
Because life is what you make it. If you play it safe, typically, you’ll be ok. But is ok good enough? Are you cool with just ok? Will you look back on your younger years when you’re older and have wish-envy? Notice I didn’t say regrets. I don’t believe in regrets. But I do believe in wish-envy. The “I wish I’d taken that trip.” Or “I wish I’d gone to that interview.”
I don’t know about you but last time I checked, shooting stars, 11:11, and wishing fountains can’t turn back time.
Build a life. Take risks. Go after what you want. Don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve and set your bar high. When it comes to love – be with someone that will challenge you to set that bar even higher and who will lift you on those days it seems too high. Single? Believe me when I say, I got to where I am today because of my own chutzpah, determination, and “work hard, play harder” mindset.
If you have at least a handful of amazing friends, a supportive family, a great mentor (she knows who she is!) , a cat (or dog), a macbook, a starbucks gold card, and reliable wifi – I’m convinced you’re capable of taking over the world.
So start taking over the world.
But start by watching this amazing speech, then get a latte, THEN take over the world.
And send me a postcard from the road.
x C x