I keep aspiring. I keep reaching. I keep believing. I won’t give up. 

I am grateful for the abundance in my life that has given me the freedom to be exactly where I am meant to be. 

I am a non-corporate person and I’ve never followed the norm. 

Although I am highly educated and received a lot of education to prepare me for the traditional work world, I was also educated to be prepared for knowing how to work for myself and to get things done. 

I’ll never forget over a decade ago, I stood at a party in Charleston, SC where I was surrounded by highly successful people who were more traditional in lifestyle than myself. 

I knew I was different than them. Although we’d all grown up in the same small town, going to the same clubs and social gatherings, I had conditioned myself to BE and THINK differently. 

To them, I was a freak of nature. I was different because I didn’t follow the norm. 

I’ll never forget standing in a circle telling a few of them what I was aspiring to be. Several of them looked at me like I was crazy and one of them questioned me to the point where they were insinuating that I was crazy. All eyes rolled because I knew I wanted to teach yoga and live an alternative lifestyle. One of them said “You are going nowhere with that. You aren’t being realistic. You need a real job!” 

Internally I rolled my eyes. I looked at them straight face ‘This is what I’m aiming for. This is what I’m going to do. Nothing’s holding me back.’

12 years later and I’m still aiming for the same dreams & goals. I’m also well along the path I created and I’m much more successful than I thought I’d be. 

I am grateful that I rebelled against the notion of what everyone at the fancy cocktail party expected me to be. 

Over 20 years ago I discovered my passions and dreams. I’ve continued to follow them and the main thing is I HAVE NEVER GIVEN UP. 

I am grateful that I have never given up. I have continued to follow my dreams and even during the lowest, hardest times in my life, I’ve stuck it through. I’ve found my way. 

Even when people laughed at me and told me my dreams were unrealistic, I’ve kept on truckin’.  

I keep aspiring. I keep reaching. I keep believing. I won’t give up. 

If you are reading this. I hope the same for you. Keep aspiring. Keep reaching. Don’t give up on your dreams. 


Mary Beth

One thought on “I keep aspiring. I keep reaching. I keep believing. I won’t give up. 

  1. I am so glad you stood your ground that night. You didn’t tell me that story….ugh. Love you. Who told you that stupid stuff? Xoxo

    Sent from my iPad


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