By age two, N. Francesca was reciting the alphabet backwards. By age four, her inspiration to become an astronaut was catapulted by her mild fervor for the orange-powdered vitamin-beverage Tang. Although her toddler-calling didn’t exactly pan out in the way of NASA, by age sixteen, she took to the skies with a proverbial arsenal fueled by a bevy of passion to understand what makes the world turn, ambition to learn the cultures and ethnicities of lands aplenty and an inquisitiveness all her own. And so began her pursuit of international travel; memorizing the world through her own eyes, one country at a time, one life lesson after another.
By age thirty-one, through a series of misadventures and adversities coupled by the opportunity to help care for a family member who needed it most, N. Francesca was wooed back to the womb, so to speak. “The day I realized that living a life of integrity isn’t about how much you’ve accumulated along the infinite road of travel, but just how much you can do for others with all that you’ve learned — was the moment my life really began unfolding for all the right reasons.”
This is the true column of a woman who knows firsthand what it feels like to fall from the universal grid, so to speak and has since realized that through failure, greatness is found. And now, she has made it her pursuit in life to help others who are in need of a real human inspiration through the very power of the written word.
“Use What Has Been Given To You”
Those are the very words I heard online tonight as lyrics in a song that resonated deeply within me; giving me the inspiration to write this post. It was a crisp statement that reminded me of the very moment I realized my purpose in life; the very day the cathartic art of writing chose me while working in the emergency department of a level-one trauma hospital.
Over the past four years, my life has gone through a series of dramatic transformation, for the better. Since age sixteen, I made it my mission to travel the world in leaps and bounds, learning, living and celebrating the myriad of cultures, ethnicities and languages on planet earth. I was a precocious kid; always eager to understand the world in which we live. Read the remainder of this post here!