Some of the most magical moments in my life have been the ones of the full-circle nature.
Standing high atop Santa Barbara at the Sandhi wine dinner the other night at @BelmondElEncanto was one of those for me.
As I was welcomed with champagne and canapés by the marketing director and culinary team, seated at my place setting with my name on the menu, and faced out to gaze at the view over the stunning city of Santa Barbara, I was reminded that my job used to be booking and preparing for luxurious vacations like these for my former boss to this very place.
From celebrity shopper and errand runner to VIP guest of the same hotel.
My-oh-my! How much can change in 6 years.
I would say that I can't believe the transformation of my life, but the truth?
I always knew it would come one day.
I knew it like I knew nothing else.
So, I worked...and, believed...and, sometimes succeeded...and, sometimes failed...and, was kind...and, worked some more...and, celebrated other people's successes...and, cheered them on...knowing all the while that their success was a symbol that I could succeed, too.
That's why I've never understood competitive women, I suppose.
Can't they see? If you see success in someone else, it means it can happen for you.
Without them even knowing it, the success of other women cheered me onto mine time and time again.
Anything is possible.
Everything is possible.
And, a dream you dream doesn't have to stay a dream forever.
Sometimes the dream turns into reality and that reality becomes your life.
And, when it does, you have to remind yourself to soak in that moment, breathe it in, luxuriate in its presence, taste the bubbles of the champagne and feel utterly grateful for the generosity and graciousness of this beautiful world.