It caught me off guard. Made me stop all progress that Sunday evening. There I was pecking away at the computer --kind of like I'm doing now-- and my hubbs had the TV blaring. The sounds were white noise to me until one name stopped me in my tracks. I do one of those record-stopping, double takes like, "Wait, what? Did I just hear what I thought I heard? Yes, I did. And, I know that girl."
Really, I don't know her like that. I went to college with her and met her a few times around campus. I'm sure she doesn't remember me, and it's cool. I'm not one to claim I know people when I don't. Besides, the campus is 50,000+ strong. It's easy to not remember one who blends into the crowd. But, nevertheless, I remember HER. And apparently, the entire nation does too.
So, what am I talking about? Who am I talking about? The latter doesn't matter, but I will address the former. Apparently, this person who I met while we were both in college is getting her own show. I didn't know about her previous television appearances, but the moment I heard her name and saw her face, I had to do my own investigation, or e-catching up. I realized that she's an accomplished woman, still beautiful as ever, and is out there LIVING.
However, I almost fell into a trap. I almost fell into the "What am I doing with myself?" question. My mind started to race about what I was not doing and how I could get to where I planned to go sooner. The voice of the Lord calmed me. I was reminded that my success was self-defined, my path personal, and my paced designed to fit me. I was also reminded that my relationship with the Heavenly Father was closer than ever. I have no reason to rush, feel rushed, or compare myself to anyone's journey.
Other people's success should be inspiration for your own. Stop comparing yourself to others. Instead, uplift and support others, and keep being the best you that you can offer to this world.