When was the last time you stopped to take inventory of the amazingness you’ve created in your life? Are you creating a life worth living? Are you living a life worth living maybe twice?
There are so many wonderful things happening in my life right now, and I am so grateful for the bravery, resilience, and fate that guided me here. Recently, on my @SuccessfullySingleBlog Instagram page, I shared a childhood dance picture noting how grateful I am to be going on 30 years of dancing, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and 10+ years performing professionally. It’s humbling and empowering to be doing exactly what I set out to do! In my blog, I’ve shared stories about my career, my family, and my adventures, but today, I hope I inspire you to take notice of how far you’ve come by sharing where my adventure began.
I was born in South Korea in 1985, and I was given up by my birth mother as an infant. I don’t know many details about her, or even if what I know is real, but the young woman had a chance to marry and couldn’t be wed with a child. Upon giving me up, I went to an orphanage and soon after to a foster home. While I was being shuffled around Eastern Child Welfare, at the same exact time (on the other side of the world!), my soon to be parents applied to adopt a baby through an organization called Love the Children. Within 7 months of their application, we were placed together, and I arrived a happy, chunky baby at JFK Airport.
My entire life I have always felt that I was born to be a McCartney, and my destiny is here. I feel incredibly lucky to feel this way, as many adoptees do not. I’m blessed with a go-getter attitude, but I am eternally blessed with the best parents and family. They have supported all my dreams and ambitions, all my wild adventures and ideas, and most importantly, equipped me with the confidence to face the world. I am motivated to continue sharing my stories with the goal of making a positive impact in the world. Even if it’s just one person whom I can affect, I will consider my mission a great success!
This blog is just a first step in my long term goal, and I hope my sharing has encouraged you, entertained you, or even motivated you! So I offer you the challenge today to reflect on how far you’ve come, and how far you can dream of going! Thank you for following me on my journey! Love.