Well would ya look at that, stuffing my face... not much has changed😂
Although for most, today would be a very sad day, I have been nothing short of grateful in self reflecting on my life and just how fortunate I am.
My “Nanny” passed yesterday just one month shy of 99 years old...wow.
Why am I so fortunate and filled with gratitude?
I have had the immense privilege of having an amazing woman help raise me and set the standard for hard work.
She came to this country in 1925 from Scotland with nothing and built an incredible life and legacy for herself.
One of the first women ever to graduate Fordham University, obtain her masters, and teach all grades for 57 YEARS.
Oh yeah... I also forgot to mention she was recruited by the FBI during World War II to translate and smuggle in German occupied France, going on multiple dangerous missions behind enemy lines (on top of everything she was also fluent in French too).
So.. when you have a person raise you that has done all of that, you look pretty stupid being upset over your outdated iPhone or old car.
It was kind of unexpected, and that is what really hit me today. Life can be taken from you at ANY moment in time, and if she can accomplish all of that, I should have zero issue with my circumstances smashing every goal I put in my path.
I was always told I was in her prayers every night and she deeply cared about my happiness more than anything else.
Thank you for the decades of setting an example, I promise you I will not fall a centimeter short of my potential.