Today, April 9th just happens to be the day I write my first blog. Why today? Good question but I may have an idea.
Last night as I was working on cleaning/purging of old office boxes, I came across a card that was given to me. I don’t recall the exact year and honestly it wasn’t signed by anyone but it read: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. – Thoreau
As I woke up today, day 10 of being 100% entrepreneur – again, I realized that all signs lead to achievement of the above statement. It was mid-February when I realized that in order to continue to chase my dream I needed to dedicate 100% of my time to doing so. Did you see the social media post about FAITH over Fear? Well that day, March 29th was my last day employed as General Manager at Southern Distilling Company and I started on my next journey. Honestly I have received confirmation that I made the right decision, not because of the work I was doing, but because of the doors that have since opened.
Another trigger for “today being the day”, it was this day in 2016 a memory appeared in my social media feed. What memory? I was featured in the Drag Illustrated, Celebrating the 10 Hottest Women in Drag Racing issue. I believe I was selected because we had a successful 2015 season and won the NHRA Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Series Pro Fuel Championship. Such an honor to be in an article with ladies like Erica Enders, Leah Pritchett and Alexis Dejoria! But what really nailed the idea that today is the day to start, was the last paragraph of the article in this issue. It reads, “Thornley plans to defend her Pro Fuel championship this year (which I did), but her next dream is the big move to Top Fuel Nitro Harley racing. That’s a giant step, though, costing probably ten times what she’s spending now, so finding adequate financial backing will be the key to unlocking that future, hopefully for 2017, she says.”
What do you think, is 2019 the year?