Good people inspire you to be better; they push you to be the best version of yourself without ever being pushy. City Boy, unlike any boy that came before, inspires me to be the best version of myself.
With Country Boy I was always trying to be the version of myself that he wanted. I so desperately wanted to be what he wanted me to be that I lost what makes me great – my fire. City Boy likes that I’m feisty; he thinks my quirkiness is cute; and, he believes in me, and that is something worth holding on to.
We were talking over Facebook chat about three weeks ago and he told me that he thought I had an entrepreneurial spirit. He said that at heart he thinks I’m an entrepreneur; coming from a man who has developed several businesses, this is an incredible compliment.
Since that conversation I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I want from my life and my career. I love my job; if I could give it a big nerdy hug – I would. But in the long run, do I want to work for someone else? Probably not. Entrepreneurial women have always been my heroes; but, sometimes I forget that. I get caught up in the day to day and forget the long term goals. With City Boy in my life I don’t ever forget about my dreams, because he pushes me to go after them.
I’m finally going to finish my book; I’m going to look into more speaking engagements; I’m going to blog more and start video blogging my incredible rants and raves about life. I’m going to use the passion and fire that I am so often complimented on to follow my dreams, whatever they may be. All of this is thanks to City Boy and his place in my life.
Good relationships make you want to be better for each other, but great relationships make you want to be better for each other and yourselves. I want him to be proud of me, the way I am of him, but more than that, I want to be proud of myself.
Without his encouraging smile that somehow sets my heart on fire and makes everything else go away, I would still be dreaming of doing incredible things instead of going for them.
If after two years of sharing my loves with you, you have learned anything from me, I hope that it’s this: find someone who makes you smile; find someone who makes your heart skip a bea,t but most importantly, find someone who makes you want to be the best possible version of yourself. Find someone who inspires you in new and exciting ways every single day.