I think this has been my mantra most of my life. Saying this phrase has led me to some amazing places. It was because I never saw things as obstacles, rather they were opportunities. In 2008, I sold all my possessions and moved to Palm Springs to start my second business from scratch. How hard could that be? I told myself, I had already started one in 1999 that was very successful. Well, it was hard. If you remember the economy took a dive and it was hard to convince women to spend their money on extra-curricular classes, no matter how great I thought they were! But, I worked harder than ever and happy to say I succeeded! When I was turning 49 I had already spent a year learning about Judaism and wanting to plan something special I decided to spend my 49th year planning for a full Batmitzveh! My rationale was if a 13 year old can do it, why can’t I, and besides…how hard can that be! Well, it was hard. It was hard learning Hebrew and reading the Torah, but I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything!
What is your hard? And how hard can that be? My latest adventure has been going back to school. As I am typing this I have just completed 2 semesters and I am working towards my Masters of Divinity. Going to back to school at the age of 56 hasn’t been easy, but guess what, I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.
With every book I read and paper I write I find myself sinker into all the questions that life poses on us. In writing memoir it helps me to see all of the ways that this question of how hard can that be has motivated me through life.
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