This weekend, I had the opportunity to not only celebrate Mother’s Day with my mother and to be celebrated but I also took part in an amazing event that honored an amazing woman.  Her motto, “do what you love, and love what you do.”  As I prepare for my husband’s law school graduation and I look back on my own graduation from fellowship last year, there are many things that come to mind but a single question is this, “how did I get here?”

I started out with a vision of where I wanted to go.

Now, the road was not always straight but, I continued to travel in the right direction.  Had I not known where I was going, I would have never known when I arrived, right?  Kind of like driving directions, you must have a vision of where you want to go in order to get there.

Today’s #mentorMonday is simple, set a goal for yourself.  While I am a strong advocate for higher education, I entertain any goal, as long as you have a plan to achieve it.  So, decide what you want to be and if you have no answer after you ask yourself, what do I want to be when I grow up?  Then try to envision yourself in 5 or 10 years.  What does that person look like?  If you still don’t know, ask someone to help you decide- your people might see the gift inside you that you can’t see for yourself.  Next, put it on paper.  And finally, plan a roadmap on how to get there.


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