She taught me to let go of the tension and stretch beyond my comfort zone. She warned me it would be hard and I would have to get comfortable with the discomfort associated with that. I began to change the way I was thinking. I put myself out there. It was hard to move away from the herd and leave the bad relationships behind but I did it. Now I am different. I am happy. I loathe mediocrity. She was an inspiration to me.