We all have moments of questioning our paths in life, wondering what could have been if we chose a different career. Alisha Fernandez Miranda is a prime example of someone who took a risk and followed a different road. In her new book, “My What If Year”, Miranda recounts her journey of taking a year off from her successful executive career to work as an intern. She credits the support of her family and her will to find a way to make it work, despite the pandemic lockdowns making it even more difficult. Through her story, Miranda is inspiring us to take chances and to make joy a priority in our lives.
Miranda’s story is as unusual as it is inspiring. She was the CEO of her own company and felt the need to explore other possibilities. She took a year to do internships in all the jobs she wanted to do when she was a kid. This included observing rehearsals of “Assassins” off-Broadway, working with an exercise company, an art dealer, and an inn that dates from the 1600s on The Isle of Skye in Scotland.
When Miranda began her journey, she faced a lot of resistance from the outside world. But the voice inside her head was louder and kept pushing her to take the detours off the main road. She found that these detours enriched her life in ways she could never have imagined before.
Miranda’s story is a reminder that life is too short to not take risks. She is fond of asking herself if she is scared while trying something new, and is more likely to try something if there is a good chance of failure. This is an inspiring message of courage and resilience that we can all learn from.
Alisha Fernandez Miranda’s story is one of courage, resilience, and joy. It’s a reminder that it’s never too late to take a risk and explore different paths in life. So read “My What If Year” and take a chance on something new. You never know what incredible things you may discover.