I learned a truly valuable lesson from my daughter-in-law Tashy. About taking a chance and not being concerned with the negative aspects of what could happen. Sometime you have to take that leap of faith and just do it. My granddaughter has decided she wants to become a model.The first step was Charm school, which cost a lot. I helped but it was only a fraction of what was needed. Somehow Tashy pinched, squeezed and stretched their already invisible budget to scrape up the money for the classes. We have discovered it is very expensive to be a model. That’s probably why most models are children of the rich and famous. Being discovered require you to be where the talent scouts are. Expos are held in different states where models compete. This is the time to shine and show talent scouts who you are and what you can do. Raising the money for charm school was hard, now funds for round trip air fare, hotel accommodations and food for 10 days was needed. Four kids, rent, barely making ends meet she doesn’t blink, into action she goes to make it happen. She bought the airline tickets without knowing if they would have money for hotel and food. Her words were family will have to help. Those words were said up until the minute she got on the plane. Everything was taken care of except the taxi from the airport to the hotel they were to stay in. Guess what? That was also provided by a friend that had relocated to Florida a few years ago. The lesson I took from that situation was to always believe and trust. Whatever is going to happen will happen. When I picked them up from the airport I saw the happiness on my granddaughters face and I am glad my daughter-in-law thought she was worth the sacrifice. The experience my granddaughter received was priceless. I think about when my children were young, I would not have done the same. Not due to them not being worth it, but because of negative thoughts and what ifs. I just didn’t have that leap of faith nor a trusting nature. These days I am learning you only live once. At this stage in life I have become wiser, yet still work in progress. It’s not necessary to wait for the right time, just do it. Make a choice to be fearless; things are never going to be perfect. My granddaughter is going to be a model, she has received job offers. Her mom taught me to take chances and my granddaughter learned that dreams do come true. Don’t worry about the outcome, in the end it’s the journey getting there that is most exciting. If it’s going to happen it will no matter how you plan.