On Saturday, a dream came true before my eyes.
I was at Oprah's 2020 Vision Tour at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY. One of my dearest friends and I traveled by train early that morning for a day centered around health and wellness. My friend, Sharyn, has lost over 120 pounds and maintained that loss for over 3 years. I am on my own journey with health and wellness and welcomed a day of friendship and inspiration.
I grew up watching The Oprah Winfrey Show and was a longtime subscriber to the Oprah Magazine. I listen to the Super Soul podcast. I think Oprah has a lot of wisdom to share and was looking forward to being in her presence. I also knew that Michelle Obama was going to be interviewed. It was a day I was really looking forward to.
Then, my excitement became even more intensified when I learned that Rachel Hollis was going to be speaking! I've read Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing. I have the Start Today journal and the Priority Planner, created by Rachel and the Hollis Company. I listen to her multiple podcasts and have found a lot of guidance for my life in what she shares. I am a huge fan of Rachel's and couldn't believe my luck that she would be at the 2020 Vision Tour!
What made it even cooler was Rachel has spoken at length about how her dream was to be on the same stage as Oprah. For years, she has written that down in her Start Today journal as one of the dreams of her life. She always writes the dreams as if they've already happened as a way of manifesting them and "calling your shot" to the universe. I've heard her speak about Oprah for quite a while and so to see her take the stage with Oprah, it was like you could almost see the dream becoming a reality.
The entire day was about intentions, dreams, discovering your purpose and living into it. About going for an exceptional life and being "so full of yourself your cup runneth over" as Oprah said. Watching Rachel's longtime dream come true, being surrounded by so much beauty and wisdom made the day one that I will always remember.
It also made me think that I need to call my own shots to the univerise because if Rachel's dreams can come true, why not mine?
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski