A Pleasant Surprise

Today I received a message on LinkedIn from one of my connections.

Here’s a screencap of the message preview from my iPhone:

*I’ve edited out their name as a gesture in keeping them anonymous 🙂
*I did ask this person if it was okay to use this. They said yes <3

“Really inspire me to learn like you did! All self taught. I’m following all the steps you did to learn and grow.”

“Really inspire me to learn like you did! All self taught. I’m following all the steps you did to learn and grow.”

We chatted briefly, did a little Q&A and I left the door open for any future questions.

What This Means To Me

I was definitely happy to learn that another person became inspired through following my journey.

Maybe to someone else this might seem like a simple exchange of words, but to me it’s what I live for — inspiring that is.

Mini-rant: Creating Live Genuine Project is in the top 3 most rewarding things I’ve ever done. Now, with this blog, I hope to spread visibility to the transgender community and connect with all our allies on a larger scale. I don’t want to feel limited by any one thing (like t-shirts). With a blog, I can speak about things that matter — like work, finances and family. There are enough t-shirts in this world, we need more hearts.

So, if I can reach a person, whether it be locally or half a world away, and inspire them to reach for things they wouldn’t have otherwise AND bring awareness to equality — well by my standards that’s a life well-lived.

Okay, </rant> 😅

At the end of the day, I wanted to write about my pleasant surprise.

Thank you for encouraging me to keep at it. I hope you go forward in the direction your heart tells you to!

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