Driving along the I-25 Corridor, it is easy to take some time to ponder the situations that we each face – as students, family-members, small business owners, shareholders, government employees, etc. We are all a part of a story – and we are all affected by decisions made by our representatives at the local, state, and federal level.
What we are affected by most, however, is our decisions that we make for ourselves. Going on six years ago, I was told by two older men at SCORE to not try opening my own business, that it would be better if I worked for somebody first, and then try to start a small business. After making me feel about 2 inches tall and sending me on my way to find someone else to mentor me, I sat in my car and I cried. I cried and I told myself that these two men didn’t know diddly.
Today, my small business, That’s Natural! continues to live on – we have all felt the impact of a struggling economy, but we move forward.
Recently, the debacle with Sarah Anderson has shed light on the same type of ‘sit down and shut up’ mentality within the Republican Party – a party that is supposed to stand on conservative principles, but is really just as corrupt and tied in with unconstitutional and unforgivable acts against their constituencies.
I want people to believe in themselves – especially the next generation of students, liberty-lovers, and defenders of freedom. It is easy to get worn down and beat up by people telling you that you can’t accomplish something. We have to pull on each other and hold each other up sometimes – that is what community is about – but we get through it.
Everything is possible – I know that is so because my God has said such. Don’t be afraid, don’t believe what others tell you – find that place in your heart where you believe and listen to it – and know that there are others out there that support you.