On our way home from school, a stream of neighborhood children cross at an intersection where a woman with a rich Latin-American accent greets every child by name as she helps them across the street every day. Dulce’s our crosswalk lady.
We become like the people with whom we surround ourselves. We are social creatures and can be influenced. We are more easily influenced than we think. I am. Who do you want to be? Do you have dreams? Aspire to something greater? You can achieve it.
I used to think time was an abundant resource, almost limitless. Then I did this.
Failure can sneak up on us and crush us in an instant.
It happened to me. I was fired from the only job I’ve been qualified for. And, I spiraled into a dark time of depression.
Here’s a piece on my journey.