Where do I even begin?
2013 ....First time I met 4x Figure Olympia Nicole Wilkins @nicolemwilkins was at one of her seminars in Trinidad and Tobago (pic above). She went around the room asking people about their fitness goals. My response "to become an ifbb pro and one day stand on stage next to you". As soon as the words left my lips I wanted to take them back as I felt it made me sound a lil delusional. But it was too late. I held my ground and stood with confidence as on some level I must have believed it could happen. She chuckled and left me with words of encouragement but I seriously wanted to dig myself into the ground at that time.
Fast forward to 2015 (also pictured above) when I had the pleasure of running into her again at a #npcmaryland competition. I was so psyched and excited when she remembered me from our first encounter that I spoke about it for days (see excitement from my caption when I posted the picture in 2015 SWIPE LEFT). I informed her that I acquired my pro card and again she was super encouraging and gave me great advice as I prepped for my pro debut. She even took a couple of minutes (while there was a line of fans waiting to greet her) to look at my competition pics and assess my posing. In my head this now made us "bffs". Lol.
Fast forward to 2017. Nicole's journey as an athlete in this sport has been nothing short of amazing so It brings even more joy and excitement to know that our next encounter will be at the 2017 Olympia.... where I will have the pleasure to actually share the stage with her. Thinking back to my "delusion" of 2013 it reinforces that "words have POWER" and how believing in yourself is the first step on reaching your goals.
All that to say ..... Take your dreams seriously and believe in yourself. Your only limit is YOU!!! #Elle2theO
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