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Travel Influencer and Blogger Rachel Travels speaks, on Overcoming Obstacles…
What’s the greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome:
In general, the greatest challenge I have overcome is realizing that I do not have to be put in or subscribe to a box that is filled with societal ‘norms.’ Norms that say, “by a certain age you should have this, this, and that.” Life does not work that way, and I am so grateful that I learned and embraced this in my 20’s.
I am a firm believer that you can create your life and reality.
When it comes to relationships, I have overcome the need to feel wanted or accepted. I should not have to ‘dumb-down’ to appear being less intelligent, less fierce, less magical, to not intimidate men. When I started truly knowing – and being routed in – what I desire and deserve in relationships that “sense of self ” transcended into other aspects of my life.
Through my journey in entrepreneurship, I had to overcome the challenge that I am more than capable in all of my abilities. We have a tendency to look at what others’ are doing and compare our successes (or challenges) to what we ‘perceive’ on social media. The truth is, everyone’s path is different. It’s important to focus on the vision and keep going. Enjoy the journey!
As a woman?
As a woman, I have overcome the notion that my life is based on a timeline; if I don’t meet those ‘deadlines’ then somehow, I have failed or have a lot of catching up to do. As a woman, my life is not dictated by standards or blueprints. Women have so many pressures on us including having successful careers or businesses, nurturing friendships, being an attentive girlfriend or spouse, taking care of at home responsibilities, and the list goes on. How we decide to handle all of those or when we choose to add it into our lives, is our personal decisions, not based off what “they said” we should have. Who TF is ‘they’ anyway?
Share a quote, scripture, affirmation or mantra that has gotten you through challenging times.
Your crown has been bought and paid for. All you must do is put it on. – James Baldwin
Rachel Travels is a Travel Influencer and Blogger, whose content is dedicated to millennial, women of color, to push past their limits and travel the world! Connect with Rachel on Instagram or visit her website for all things travel.