At no point in my life did I envision being where I am today. As a little girl I imagined living in New York City - not Washington DC. As a senior staffer on Capitol Hill I saw myself continuing to climb the ladder to a successful communications career. During the years we struggled to start a family, I envisioned a child-free life. But here I am: living in DC, teaching yoga, and raising a beautiful baby girl.
My life is not perfect, but the reality is so much more rewarding than I could have conceived when I was so carefully mapping out the path to my presumed destination. If my journey has taught me anything it is that life is constantly in flux, and while a 10 year plan isn't a bad thing, it isn't nearly as valuable as being open to unforeseen opportunities. Can you allow yourself to embrace a life you haven't imagined?