-In Honor of the victims in Orlando
My pride lives in my heart for my best friends who I am so lucky to have in my life. The friends that this horrid event have me missing more this week than this little post could ever convey. The past couple of days I had moments where I actually felt guilty feeling as bad as I did. Guilty since I didn’t have any direct relations with the victims of the Orlando massacre. The truth is that I very much do. My happy place, and the most fun friends in the world are in the gay community. I can’t stop thinking about how this could of been us. These friends of mine are people who have become family, travel partners, roomates/neighbors, and a reason I have fulfilled so many of my wildest dreams. My heart hurts for the attack on the essence of who they are. When I lived in NYC, I had a girlfriend actually tell me that the reason I was single at the time, “was because I only hung out with the gays”. The happiest place on the planet for me, and some of the best memories of my life have been in their presence. I always feel the safest out running the streets in their community and have danced, laughed, and partied in pure bliss until the sun came up (numerous times). This massacre has really pissed me off, and it has brought me to a point for the first time where I am ready to fight for what I believe. Try to find a way to make a difference. I will be creating a movement with my new business, The Kadie Way LLC, where we make a stand against hate. Details to come! Choose, LOVE; not HATE
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Resting after 5k in Central Park. Sept 2013
Sometimes people around you inspire you and sometimes people around you make you second guess your ideas, dreams, or plans. I choose to be around people who inspire me to make my ideas happen, or better yet help me create ways to make my ideas happen. As I seek for new idea’s and inspiration to be more creative I have come to the conclusion that being around the right people is a key factor to this journey. I have heard the phrase, “You can’t do it alone” and I think back to some of my most proud moments and the fact is, I did not do any of it alone. I am reading How to Make it Happen and it confirms that you really can’t do things alone, especially when you are trying to make something happen. I have been missing my best friend Kelly because after any conversation I am either inspired or enlighten with hope for my ideas future. I need the right person that can work with me and help create a great idea that will motivate me to work on making my ideas happen.
Last weekend, I was invited to celebration at the Standard Hotel for a new acquaintance of mine whose boyfriend just launched a social network site promoting a professional surfer friend of his and it was inspiring to see two friends celebrating success together. I also was able to spend some time talking to a friend during our 5k Susan G Komen charity walk and we discussed idea’s that she had about a business she wanted to start and it created more thought around a business. It starts with a conversation, and I am going to continue to search for that idea that I really think that I can make happen by continuing to stay focused on this goal to “Making it Happen”.
I think I can, I think I can!
Happy Friday !