It has taken me over four decades to become who I am today. I can look back and see, clearly, the experiences I have had that have led to the confidence I have today. I have made mistakes and I have also made good decisions, as most people do in life. I do have a daughter, as of this article date, she is 21 years old. I watch her struggling and I see her succeeding. As I watch her, I frequently wish that I could give her 21 year old self the confidence that I have gained throughout my 4o+ years of life. Why shouldn’t she be more confident sooner than I was? Why would I want her to wait another of her lifetimes to gain this confidence? Can I give her some advice that would help her to “own it” sooner? I do think a lot of what presents itself as “confidence” is simply a realization that one does not have to “apologize” for being a successful woman. I want all women and girls to learn that as early as they can. I want them to feel the “drive” to succeed and not to feel like they are wrong for having that feeling. That is why I care about YOU and all the women and girls who may read this blog. YOU are amazing and you are succeeding, and that is OK! I am simply here to help you realize what is already inside of you and to give you some other tips and tricks for success I have learned along the way.