Have you ever been fully present in a moment…

And felt like you had to pinch yourself to make sure it was really happening?

I had a moment like that a few nights ago. I was sitting at dinner after a long day, and as I took an inventory of the day, I found myself laughing incredulously.

You see, a few months ago, I was working a job that I honestly hated. It was a job that I had taken out of fear…and though it was good for what it was, it wasn’t something that was good for me.

Can you relate?

Now, here I am, nearly three months removed, and I’m having conversations that are unreal. Conversations that kids dream of…but that never appealed to me.

When I was in sixth grade, my best friend was obsessed with one thing: Hollywood. She made me watch every award show, every red carpet event…I obliged her because it made her happy…but it was never my cup of tea.

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Hollywood for a huge networking event with VIP Ignite.

When we arrived, we ate lunch at the diner where a few of the scenes from Pulp Fiction were shot.

Then we went to the Walk of Fame and saw all the sights there.

Then we saw the Hollywood sign.

And I turned into a complete fan girl.

All of a sudden, I understood.

Fast forward to the other night.

I was sitting down at dinner after a long day, and everything that I’ve experienced in the past few months hit me. And even more than that, the conversation that I was having really struck me.

You see, a few months ago, my conversations were about how to keep a hygiene schedule full; how to get people signed up for Invisalign; how to get my staff to show up on time to greet patients.

Now, my conversations revolve around household names; around funding for projects; around things that a year ago were interesting to me, but not passion projects.

I have conversations with people who have the power to make or break careers; with people who are changing the face of how human trafficking victims are rehabilitated; who are going to change the face of social consciousness.

I jokingly said that the other day I lived an entire lifetime in one day…I did things that others dream about. I was told that I should start journaling it…so here I am, taking that advice.

I’m going to be sharing this journey with you.

If you’ve been with me for a while–even during the drought of writing, I hope that you stick with me. I know that this is a turn from how the blog started…but you’ll see how everything I’ve written before has led to this moment.

Are you ready to take the journey with me? Over the next few days, leading up to some huge interviews I have lined up, I’m going to be filling in the blanks that led up to this moment.

Make sure you subscribe to my blog…I promise you that as you ride along with me, you’ll be inspired to say YES to your dreams as well!

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