(Freedom Friday is something I run weekly, featuring individuals and businesses who have broken out of a social norm in some way. Many of those featured run their own businesses, have taken on big challenges, or have done something else inspiring to ‘free’ themselves from the restraints society often places upon us. If you feel you would be a good fit for Freedom Friday, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
There are very few people that I actually look up to – mostly because I believe that all people are equal when you balance out their positives and negatives and nobody should be ‘above’ to be looked up to, but more next-to in order to assist others in the path to greatness. I know…Peace Studies student coming out in me. I digress.
Meghan, though, is one of the few great exceptions to this personal belief. Not only is she one of my dearest friends, but she’s someone who I can look to for inspiration. After several years of knowing her and raising our daughters together, Meg decided to go back to school and finish the degree she started before she married. Only, she decided to go back and make things harder by changing from an English major to a Marketing major. I’ve watched her challenge herself, over the past few years, by taking 6 classes at a time while raising two girls, managing a home with a traveling husband, training for marathons and running daily, heading the Kennesaw Marketing Association, being a Girl Scout Leader and cookie mom, as well as maintaining friendships and completing an internship with a movie company.She’s also a crafty/homemade diva, and even contributes photos of her creations to The Vagabond Studio (remember the laundry detergent post? Those photos were hers!). And, she does all of this while maintaining a great GPA. Oh, and she’s writing a book.
My Meggers is an absolute beauty, who challenges and pushes me without even realizing it. Every day, she messages me ‘Good morning!’ as soon as she sees that I’m awake and asks what I’m doing. Just that simple ‘Whatcha doing?’ springs me into action because I immediate think of the 1000 things she must be doing in order to accomplish all that she does. She unknowingly keeps me on my toes. Anytime I’m overwhelmed by the exorbitant amount of commitments, challenges and assignments that fill my life, I remember that she somehow waltzes her way through twice as much as I do. She tells me I’m beautiful, reminds me of my worth, and pushes me to be the creative person I was born to be. Everyone needs someone like Meg in their life. ♥
(p.s. I love you, Meg!)