I went from unknown to A-list
I was introduced to The Secret towards the end of my senior year of high school. I remember the important lesson I got from it was that if you could see something in your mind and feel the joy of having it, then it would manifest itself. What I learned about The Secret was that when you finally do manifest the things you have dreamed of, you can look back and see how many steps you took and how the universe put everything into place, and the best part is that those steps didn’t feel like work at the time.
Here is what I mean, and my story is pretty life changing: I don’t like to dwell, but I was awkward growing up, and not in a lanky “awkward girl becomes model” kind of way (can you guess where this story is going?). I had terrible acne and a crooked face. My dream however despite all of this was to be a model and not just a catalogue model, or a glamour model, i wanted to be a Prada model. It seemed daunting, and I would occasionally share my dreams with others but they were always kind of surprised and seemed to doubt me. I begun to really put The Secret to use and affirm that I was already a famous model.
Through visualization and faith, two very important steps manifested themselves Randomly one night I got an insane urge to dye my hair red. Let me tell you, that the feeling I got was strong, it was clear that the urge wasn’t just because I thought it might look good. I literally couldn’t wait to dye my hair red. I had never felt such a clear instruction from the universe. Second, randomly my friends and I (we never would normally agree on something like this) all decided to go on a trip to Vancouver just to see the city. But our desire to go there was strictly for fun. It became this sort of dream trip, and again I had this intense excitement that I had to do it (that’s how I came to understand when the universe was talking to me).
While in Vancouver (which BTW is hardly a fashion capital), enjoying ourselves doing random things just for the fun of it, I was asked if I model by a woman who then gave me her card. Long story short, she was a scout, she loved my red hair, and since meeting her I have signed to major agencies in Paris and Milan and within about 6 months I had walked the Lanvin show at Fashion Week. I know I speak about this matter-of-factly, but as soon as I realized my dreams were coming true it was amazing how unsurprised I felt. I had gotten so used to feeling like a model (regardless of what I looked liked) that when I actually became one it wasn’t even a shock (okay it was kind of a shock ;)). I used to think that models were superheroes but now that I am one, I realize that they are just normal people (like me).
My journey is completely true and I really do believe in The Secret. I had wonder if it was all a scheme to make money, but the truth is I never actually bought the movie (I watched my aunts copy) and to this day I haven’t read the book. So I literally lost nothing. I know Rhonda Byrne has become a bit of a celebrity but her message is so valuable. It really truly can transform your life in ways like literally going from being a nobody to being your friends most famous friend :). I can’t tell you how thankful I am that my dreams became a reality. My advice to everyone: choose your future, and live life like its already here. Don’t even worry about the action, because you will look back on the “actions” you took once you have it and realize that they didn’t even feel like work at the time, it really is bizarre but amazing!