Her smile and eyes were stunning. The light that came from within was undeniable.
I met Maddy in the sporting goods aisle of Walmart. She was with Mat, the awesome dude I introduced you to yesterday.
I asked Maddy one question. “If you didn’t have to worry about money, what would you do with your life?”
This was her response.
She’d get her dream diesel truck, a lifted F250 on 38-inch tires. And she’d have her own house.
Maddy would like to go to school to become a diesel mechanic. It won’t happen quickly, but she hopes “eventually.” Maddy shared that “it’s expensive” to go to diesel mechanic school because it requires specialized training above and beyond the schooling you need to become a regular mechanic.
So what can we learn from Maddy?
Without a doubt, Maddy proves by example that dreams have no boundaries. If you’re a female and you dream of a career that’s primarily populated by males? Great! You go, girl! Don’t let anything stop you. And vice versa. If you’re a male looking into a career dominated by females? Awesome! Go for it!
If you’re called, you’re called.
If you love something, love it freely.
Who cares about human-created boundaries.
Do what you love.
Let your light shine regardless of whether your choices are standard operating procedure or not.
Thank you, Maddy, for your wonderful example. You go, girl. I’m all in. We’re all in, right behind you, rooting for you and that awesome dream.
Is there someone out there who’s successfully pursued a dream that’s outside of the box? Are you currently considering a career, hobby or life’s pursuit that’s nontraditional? I’d love to hear all about it!
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