A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend Oprah’s “Life You Want” Weekend and I am still so inspired! Now, let’s be real, the moment I walked out of the arena that Saturday evening, I was all ” I’m going to change the world! I control my zen! Can’t nothing hold me down!” But keeping that inspiration going when you leave the Oprah bubble and have to encounter real life can be a bit of a struggle. I wanted to share with you all a few key moments from that weekend that still resonate with me. It’s not easy remembering every single day to “Live the Life You Want”-but we need to at least try, right?
Taking this lesson with me as I continue to learn how to deal with negative actions and reactions. The less time you spend focusing on others and what they think of you, and more time on yourself and your life, the happier you will be., and more time on yourself and your life, the happier you will be.
Of course after some lessons in life and love we took a stroll through O-Town where I stopped by to check out the new 2015 Camry, which was gorgeous! Shout out to Toyota, who showed some serious love and encouraged everyone to go places. 🙂
Toyota was also responsible for one of my favorite moments of the day, which was Oprah’s Standing Ovation and is presented at each tour stop. The Standing Ovation recognizes a local community hero who has made a difference in their community, putting the needs of others before their own. Paralympic Bronze Medalist snowboarder and “Dancing with the stars” finalist Amy Purdy joined Oprah to present the award to 77 year old retired teacher Estella Pyfrom, who used her live savings (1 million dollars!) to create “Estella’s Brilliant Bus”, a bus with built-in computer stations that travels to sites in different communities. Through her efforts she has reached over 60,000 children-truly an inspiration!
I was able to meet with both of these inspiring women, who each spoke on how they used their situations as motivation to rise above and give back to those in less fortunate situations.
I would definitely recommened to anyone to attend this amazing inspiring weekend with Oprah and her trailblazers. You will leave a new person! Here are some of my favorite quotes from the weekend:
- When you are present, there is always time.
- Stop forcing yourself to do things that don’t matter to you.
- It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly, than to live a perfect imitation of someone else’s life
- Do less, accomplish more
- Don’t give up until you have the freedom to define your life on your own terms
- Despair is the belief that tomorrow is going to be a repeat of today.
Keep on living! xo