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What's the best advice you've ever gotten?

I'm really curious about understanding what advice you've ever gotten that has actually stood out and helped you in some way?

Can be about anything!

I just feel that we are all thrown so much "advise" every single day but I want to understand what is actually helpful and what is not?

Thank you!

  1. sounds very cheesy but someone told to just not give up. whether it be the struggles with my business or narcolepsy. I have some pretty dope people in my life right now that empower me. I am blessed to have that. Tre, Team Member.

    1. Aw that's so lovely. I'm glad to hear that you have such great people in your life Tre! That's very rare! Thanks for sharing! xxx

  2. I'm not sure if this is technically "advice", but-
    When I was starting to make the decision to return to college as a full-time graduate student, I was discussing the idea with friends in my narcolepsy support group. I explained that my undergrad was a trainwreck (prior to my diagnosis and graduated without my intended degree because I was not in a healthy place), and although my dream to become a music professor meant lots more school, I wasn't sure if I could do it.

    Long story short, I was being very hard on myself and beating myself up about how I didn't believe I deserved accommodations. Finally one of my friends said "Gabrielle, you have a disability. People with disabilities get accommodations because they don't function the same way people without disabilities do."

    It honestly hit me like a train. I was like "woah... I DO have a disability. And as a teacher, I would never look at my student any differently if they asked for accommodations due to a disability. So why am I expecting myself to do so much without any help?"

    Ever since then, I have learned to give myself grace and (try) not to be so hard on myself when I know I need help. My professors have also been extremely supportive of me and understanding my diagnosis.

    1. Thanks so much for this Gabrielle! It's so amazing how such a simple statement can have such an impact! I can definitely relate to how you must have felt because I feel like this sooo much sometimes! I always feel like my "disability" isn't enough of a "disability" to ask for some things sometimes and it's really so wrong to think this way because like you said...we would never look at other people differently so why do we look at ourselves this way? Such an important reminder! Thank you so much for sharing this hun! Love it! Take care, Iris xxx

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