THE INTERNATIONAL WOMAN OF MYSTERY
LIZ DEFINED (n) 1. creative, on the edge world traveler 2. writer, speaker and personal motivator whose expertise on how to travel cheaply yet comfortably around the world will wake up all those little travel bugs who have been sleeping inside you for far too long! synonymous with: Adventurous, Free Spirit, wanderlust, nomadic, a dreamer and a DO-ER!!!
I have always marched to the beat of my own drum. From the moment I was born, if something had to be done, it had to be done my way. “NO” was one of the least favorite words in my vocabulary (I sure liked to say it a lot, but I hated hearing it.)
From stripping down naked during one of my brothers baseball games when I was little because my mom didn’t let me pick out my own clothes that day, to spending nearly a decade of my life in two long-term relationships (when everyone else tried to convince me it wouldn’t work) to becoming “psychologically unemployable” (surviving on top ramen and money I earned donating plasma to avoid giving up my entrepreneurial freedom.)
I’ve just never been a fan of conforming to the rules and limitations someone else has placed on me. If someone tells me I can’t, I go out of my way to try and do it anyway. Call it stubbornness, tenacity, determination, or maybe I just don’t know how to quit. My dad calls me long-suffering, which I guess means I put up with a lot more when most people would have thrown in the towel a long time ago.
It’s not that I don’t care about what others think of me. I think it is human nature to always seek the approval of people around us. Everything we do from the way we dress, to the cars we drive, to even the people we date, seem to be influenced by how we want others to perceive us. Unlike most people, I’m not afraid of appearing foolish, or failing at something I might not be good at. I know deep down there’s a certain level of respect or admiration for trying anyway.
Courage is not the absence of fear; it’s the action in spite of it.