I'm gonna tell you something I've never shared.
When I was 19, I had the opportunity to participate in a high-clearance internship with a prominent politician in California.
I was so excited about the opportunity and spent the next month dreaming of what it would look like to gain the insights, experience, and expertise from such a respected and successful leader.
I pictured how differently my life would look like in three months, six months, a year, if I took the opportunity and ran with it.
(Picture me doing a choreographed dance with my bff Obama on the Ellen Show, that's what's what I was imagining.)