Jay-Z's new song featuring Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind," is my new favorite song. Have you heard it? It's about the inspiration that New York is to many but the reality that you even though you might do everything to succeed, only a few will really make it.
New York City is the most populous city in the United States, a melting pot of cultures, built on the entrepreneurial spirit of people that came to this city looking to 'make it.' And to this day, people come from near and far to be inspired by it's giant skyscrapers and it's bright lights.
[photo source: www.wired.com]My husband and I are two of those people. But every one person that makes it, million and millions of people spend their entire lives working towards a dream that will never come true. So while I work tirelessly to start my own business, the same thought seems to haunt me day and night...
Will I spend my whole life trying to be successful or will I be one of the few that 'make it'?
I think only time will answer this question. In the mean time, I will continue to push this thought to the back of my mind and push forward, inspired by the big city lights, dreams of a better future and the feeling that there IS nothing I can't do because I'm in New York.
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