“Self-discovery means learning to live free!”
― Tae Yun Kim,
This is one one my favorite quotes from my mentor and teacher, Dr. Tae Yun Kim. It reminds me, like the little flower in the picture above, to not accept limitations that society puts on me, and especially not give into limitations that I that I put on myself. Dr. Kim is a constant inspiration – she has lived this quote and her motto, “He can do, she can do, why not me!” her whole life by overcoming, not just Korean culture, which at her birth in 1946 in South Korea labeled her bad luck and curse for being a first born girl, but also prejudice against women succeeding in martial arts, and later in business. When ever I have a tough day I remember the example she sets in her life, and it motivates me to keep going, I can do it, and to never give up!