Hi, I’m Megan Galane. I was once at that point too. Thankfully my childhood best friend (who is still my BFFFL best friend for fuckin’ life – yeah that’s our thing) called me out.
I was visiting for a work conference close to home + she drove 4 hours to come go out for the night before my work conference.
For a couple years now, it took me a solid 2 hours and a drink to find the “Megan” she knew and loved. When I first started to notice this, I was just thinking – ahhh we are growing in completely different directions and it’s ok.
This was the 3rd time I saw her and noticed this. (She also noticed it and called me out the other times, I just wasn’t hearing it yet).
We were way more than a couple hours + a few drinks in at a bar with all those cool oversized games… when she turns to me after a fierce game of foosball and says, “Megan, you are settling.”
I looked at her with surprised eyes, like umm weren’t we just partying it up right now or what… and immediately got into a nice defensive tone and hopped to “noooo, that’s how life is, we grow up.”
She looked at me straight on with a straight face (she doesn’t have a straight face normally, we have permanent smiles) and said “No, believe what you want. I know you, and I know you can do better and more in everything. So keep telling yourself the story you want to tell yourself, but just know you are settling and have to live with that decision.”
She finished with a that best friend side eye (like girl, you better listen, you know I know you better than you know yourself).
Then carried on like that wasn’t a deep conversation, drunk, at a bar, with all our friends around.
That conversation was sitting on my heart for about 4 months before I actually did something with it. (She doesn’t even know that this was part of the story of how I got here, yet)
I was learning everything I could
I started using every tool I ever paid for
I asked questions and absorbed information from those around me
I went on meetings that made me step out of my comfort zone
And I kept learning until…
I realized, WOMEN DO NOT TALK ABOUT MONEY!
Women talk about everything they are passionate about, except MONEY!
At that point,
I found that little girl, that knew she wanted to run her own business…
I remembered the teenager that knew she wanted to be a badass business woman, who will change the world…
At that point,