How exciting is that? Your Destiny Awaits. The mere thought of having arrived at your life’s calling, finding and executing on your greatest passion…It’s like a wonderful dream come true!
Some of you are there already. If you are, good for you!
Some of you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Yay! You’re SO close. Keep. Going.
But some haven’t gotten there yet. Some are still struggling to figure sh*t out. Some of you are listening to the sound of Life’s ever-ticking clock and are in a complete panic.
If you are one of the latter, don’t fret! You’ll get there. You’re just not ready yet.
“But Tracey”, you think. “I’m a middle-aged adult who has been struggling to find my North Star and it just hasn’t happened. I’m afraid it’s just too late for me.”
Ummm. No. I’m sorry but you’re wrong. Dead wrong. Trust me on this. You simply aren’t ready yet.
As I progressed through the myriad of iterations that were the ever-evolving me, I learned stuff. Nothing notable. Just stuff. And that stuff I accumulated lead me to the very spot where I stand today.
I have had many careers/lives. I’ve been a commercial photographer in Boston who worked with children for advertising. I’ve owned an animal talent agency and trained animals for print, tv, and movies. I’ve been a photo stylist, a human and equine massage therapist. I’ve sold equine properties while holding my broker’s license. I’ve cared for horses and I aspired to be a writer for movies and television.
Wicked Good Cupcakes came about when I was 49. The day we flew out to shoot our segment for Shark Tank was my 50th birthday. You know the rest. We accepted a royalty deal with Kevin O’Leary and business has been awesome ever since.
But I can distinctly remember saying to Scott one night, “I wonder why Wicked Good didn’t happen to me when I was like, 35. I wish it had happened earlier for me.”
He never looked up from his phone and said. “No, you don’t.”
“What?” I said.
He leaned over and smiled. “You my dear, weren’t ready.”
I thought about this for a long time. I thought about all the things I had done and what I had learned. (The “stuff” remember?) Turns out I needed that stuff. Because every lesson I learned, every decision I made, every path I took were all working together to bring me to the very place I was meant to be, at the very time when I was ready to receive it.
Strange. There I was, a fifty year old. And there was Dani. All but 22. Clearly, the Universe saw her as the perfect partner for me. We were ready to be a team and take advantage of all of the goodness and opportunity that had come our way. It was our time.
Now, of course, it makes perfect sense. We’re all so unique, all in different places on the road to our life’s journey. The Universe has an amazing way of taking care of us. We are only dealt the hand we can manage at that given time.
Was it worth the wait? Absolutely! Do I understand why it took so long? Absolutely not. But I’m going with the “You just weren’t ready” explanation and I’ll leave it at that. The important thing is that I finally got there. And that’s a very good thing.
I’m hoping that lightning can strike twice for me. As I mentioned before, I have a love of writing and storytelling. I’m developing a TV sitcom and am hoping that my “time” is near.
If it is, AWESOME! And if not, I’ll just enjoy the ride. I’ll get there eventually. After all, the Universe hasn’t let me down yet. J
~T Thanks for reading! And as always, please feel free to share!