I've been up since 6am. I woke up early to get ready for the first SometimeSaturday event here in Dallas. In case you missed the back story behind these events, you can watch a short video here. The video explains everything. The purpose of these events will be crystal clear after you watch the video.
The first event just ended and now I'm back at home. I want to share a few things with you. I've been praying about this for a while. Hoping God would guide me through this journey and along the path while I'm trying to accomplish these huge goals of mine. I said a quick prayer in my car before I headed inside.
I got there early and will do so every time so no one has to sit alone. I brought a book just in case no one showed. One of the books I'm reading right now is Grit by Angela Duckworth. I purposefully wanted to read this while I waited as a reminder to be both patient and resilient. Rome wasn't built in a day. Big things take time and commitment. I wanted to remember that no matter what happens at any particular event I must keep pursuing the overall goal. Of course I wanted with all of my heart and soul for people to show up and I would be lying if I said otherwise. I told myself all along that as long as one person shows up, I will be happy. One. That's all.
One person did show up and I am over the moon about it. That might not sound like a big deal or some grand accomplishment but I've got to start somewhere. Little by little. This can be done, and I will make it happen. I'll continue to put myself out there time and time again. I don't mind. I'm not afraid.
I must also mention that two of my friends in Dallas (the two that I refer to in the video) both showed up this morning. Early. On a Saturday. On their day off work. Two amazing women who I will forever be thankful for. I almost started crying this morning when I was waiting alone thinking how lucky I am to have friends who are genuine. I don't have a million friends and never have, but the ones I do have are the best. I knew that even if no one else attended the event today, I would at least get to see two of my friends. Both told me that they would be there, and they were. They showed up and it was the coolest thing ever. Thanks you two : )
The next event is Saturday April 6th. You can find all the details for the events here.