Happy Friday! I've had quite the week, and I'm excited to say I've kept up on my #4weeksfit goals! How is everyone else doing?? Although this week was long, I'd have to say the highlight of it was when I got to go to a women's career luncheon for work! We got there and I find out that Viola Davis is the keynote speaker. I literally couldn't contain my excitement! I love her! If you aren't one to know many names... you'll know she played Aibileen in THE HELP!
She pretty much told us all her life story. I learned so much about her, and have so much respect for her. After her speech, the luncheon was over. A few of my co workers told me to come up with them to get a picture OF her....to which I said "lets try to get one WITH her!", then they laughed at me like yeah, oookay Kayla, good luck with that ;)
Guess who made it happen!?! ME!
To say I was star struck was an understatement. I'm such a weirdo...and I didn't just ask her for a picture with her, I asked her for a selfie... and I insisted (instead of using the stairs to get on stage like a normal person), that I'd hoist myself onto the stage backwards, all while wearing a dress, and tell her how excited I was to meet her...without telling her my name. Not that she probably cared, but still...omg! All I could think the entire time was "you is KIND, you is SMART, you is IMPORTANT"...and as cheesy as that sounds, there have been moments in my life I've had to repeat that to myself when I felt lonely or hurt.
She went through so much, came through extreme poverty, and found our amazing God at the end of it. Her story brought me to tears, made me laugh, and I left happier than I did coming in. I love people who leave that kind of impact on you.
Now, if only I could get a selfie with Katy Perry or Jennifer Aniston next... ;)
Hope you all had a killer week. Happy Friday!!