Like many little girls, I grew up reading fairy tales about pretty princesses being rescued by handsome princes and then go on to live happily ever after. Even though my modest life up until then had indicated otherwise, I just knew that I was going to grow up, meet my prince, and get to live my very own fairy tale.
Well, I grew up and…not so much a fairy tale.
You see, I wasn’t prepared for things like insecurities, hormones, or my emotions getting the better of me when things didn’t go my way. Nor did I factor in needing money, certain opportunities, or having the tenacity to keep going after my dreams, even after a hundred doors had been slammed in my face. And to make matters worse, I didn’t know what was keeping me from achieving my desired results.