“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
― George Eliot
I had an inspiring moment a few weeks ago. One that, after the week I’ve had, I’m grateful to think about and dwell on for a few minutes.
I answered a phone call from a number I didn’t recognize. I had recently signed up for a discount card at a big box store and immediately thought they had sold my number off to some telemarketing firm. I didn’t know the person on the other end, a man, who was actually calling to see if I was satisfied with a product I’d purchased from his company. Normally, I rush through those types of calls, busy on my way to get to the next task in my day. I had, in fact, ignored the last four calls that had come from that number, assuming they were spam. Within a few seconds, a “just out of curiosity” question popped up from the agent which led to a truly exciting and motivating phone call. As it turned out, the caller has dreamt of writing and publishing a book. He said it was on his bucket list. As I shared my plans, the energy built up until we were both yammering like caffeine-ridled chihuahuas.
The conversation lifted my spirits, talking to someone who shares a similar dream and also has a journey to take before getting there, made me feel less alone in my pursuit. I felt energized and was itching to get to my keyboard.
It’s these moments that I hope to carry with me through this adventure; sparks of hope, and desire to achieve what I want. It will involve a lot of hard work but it’s work I’m willing to do, work I’m excited to do, and work that I truly love.
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I had the most inspiring moment the other day.