The idea of “making history” can feel daunting and overwhelming. It’s true that we’re not…
Let’s be honest. You read the title, “I Will Survive”, and you immediately started belting out the classic song by Gloria Gaynor. Even though it’s one of my favorites, and I can’t help blasting it on the radio and singing at the top of my lungs, this is a different survivor story.
It’s not a secret that I am a die-hard, raving fan of the reality TV show Survivor. In fact, I have auditioned for the show on three different occasions. Yes, it’s true. I’m that crazy person who’s dying to sleep on the ground, eat bugs, and build fire in the rain. I think every Survivor fan, and contestant, has a different reason for pursuing the dream of becoming the “Sole Survivor”.
For me, it’s all about the thrill of competing and the opportunity to see what I’m really made of. Can I do it? Can I fully step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself in unimaginable ways? Can I compete with contestants half my age? Do I have the inner strength and resilience to starve, struggle, and survive for 39 days on a remote island?
And of course, the biggest question of all…can I parade around in a bathing suit on national television and suffer the additional humiliation of my hair in severe humidity? Come on, you’re asking yourself exactly the same question!
As I’ve been traveling around the country spreading the Woman UP! message, I’ve realized how important it is for women to take more risks. We limit ourselves in so many ways. We are intensely worried about looking ridiculous and completely consumed with the possibility of failing that we’re missing out on life. We hold ourselves back, we talk ourselves out of opportunities, and we allow possibilities to pass us by.
My goal is finally to secure a spot on that secluded island and be an example for women to take a risk, throw caution to the wind, and live a bigger life.
That being said, I am excited to announce that I am traveling to Vail with my band of hand-picked, female-warrior, Survivor-supporters to audition for the show for the fourth time. Wish me luck, send your positive mojo, and know that my intention is to be the “Sole Survivor” for all women. Woman UP!