Have you ever felt like you missed your opportunity in pursuing a desired career path, getting married, having children, traveling, investing, exercising, personal development, or spiritual growth? If you answered yes to any of these, this blog is for YOU! I was inspired to write this blog after watching a movie on Hulu called “Second Act” starring Jennifer Lopez. Without being a whistle blower and ruining the movie plot for you (in case you are inspired to watch it), the plot’s theme was about recognizing that it’s never too late for a second chance to pursue your dreams.
I have experienced this feeling firsthand and instead of allowing myself to feel stuck in my disappointments, I decided to take a proactive approach and make a change in my life. Entering the field of psychology is my second career…my first vocation was in business. As I reflect to my younger self, I do not regret that I majored in business, but have always had a desire to pursue psychology. Therefore, after decades of working in the business world, I decided to take the plunge. In 2014, I began my journey and started my master’s program in psychology. I admit that I was extremely anxious to re-enter the education world as I knew that with the increased level of technology, things drastically changed. However, I stayed focused on the end goal and successfully completed my program. Seven years later, I am doing something that I love by helping others reach their full potential whether it’s in their relationships, education, or career goals.
Following my experience, my motto is “It is NEVER too late to become what you were meant to be”. The question is, are you ready for a change? What are some things that you wanted to accomplish, but were too anxious to pursue it, and now think “It’s too late for me?” My role model in life has always been my father who never ceased to amaze me. His life went in so many directions with many challenges and hardships, but he never gave up. He leaned on God for strength and his faith in Christ led him to success. Although it is not always an easy decision to make changes in your life, the most important thing to remember is to block out all the noise around you. There are skeptics that may discourage you, however reminding yourself daily that the change is important to you will help keep you focused.
Now the question to you is, “Are you ready to make that change for you?” Drop the excuses and make things happen. Draw strength from God and never give up! What do you plan to do next in your life? Do not wait until tomorrow, start today. Use positive thinking to support your goals.