What do you wish you knew then that you know now?
I don’t think there’s anything that I wish I knew then. I’ve tried my best to live my life on purpose – on my purpose. One of the mantras I keep with me all the time – that I was exposed to at 18 years old – is that, regardless of whether I see it or not, the universe is unfolding in perfect order. I feel very pleased with where I am.
What’s your best advice?
Hands down, the best advice is to have a sense of vision. I was lucky enough to get into a training program that never would have been affordable for a nonprofit like the one I worked for at the time and to have the person who was leading it sit down and talk to me about visioning. They said to make this a practice. It’s the single most important skill I’ve learned, and I consistently apply it, day in and day out. I always go back to that skill, especially when things get hard.