Following the Road Less Traveled
All my life people have told me what to do. My parents told me to get good grades, follow the rules, get a good job, and for goodness sake don’t stick out from the crowd too much. In some ways, I think I have disappointed them considerably.
I have followed the road less traveled in so many things… After all my education from UC Berkeley and beyond to Law School and finishing my Juris Doctorate, my biggest success has been with my modeling career that required no degree, no doctorate, and no education. Life is strange that way. It throws you curve balls you never imagined. Then of course is my personal life. I’ve never been married. I don’t have children. For many women, the thought of not getting married and not becoming a Mother is tragic.
I have to admit that recently I disappeared from Facebook and all my internet portals and stopped working as a model because I thought I found a new career path in the Sacramento county where I reside now. After I sold my house in San Francisco, I moved to Elk Grove, CA.
Nonetheless, my heart burns and yearns for something intangible. A passion and need to change the world for the better somehow and in someway, no matter how small or slight.
In 2008, I endured these words “You have cancer.” Since then, nothing is the same. Now going on my 7th year in remission, I don’t see the world the way I did before. All my prior aspirations seemed meaningless and shallow. My efforts to be ‘successful’ as faded in the background.
Which gets me to my point. I am writing this new blog for my website www.esther.com because I am announcing the complete REVAMP of my beloved website that has been so good to me since I started it in the late 90’s! If you go to my website now it will say: “Under Construction.”
Please note all my modeling images have been moved to www.modelesther.com. This site will also be revamped in the new future. But getting back to what I’m up to nowadays that puts a smile on my face, skips a beat in my heart, and gets me going is this: I have teamed up with a group of other like minded individuals. And together we have formed www.esther.com, LLC. We are an Angel Investing firm.
What is an angel investor? Quoting from Wikipedia:
“An angel investor is an individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. A small but increasing number of angel investors organize themselves into angel groups or angel networks to share research and pool their investment capital, as well as to provide advice to their portfolio companies. Angel investors are often retired entrepreneurs or executives, who may be interested in angel investing for reasons that go beyond pure monetary return. These include wanting to keep abreast of current developments in a particular business arena, mentoring another generation of entrepreneurs…”
The description about going beyond pure monetary return is what got me involved. Because you see after cancer, after fighting the good fight, I know my purpose in life now. It’s to help others who are hurting to all of my capability because I KNOW what it’s like to hurt. My empathy and my desire to share your pain is what gets me going. Why? Because I know what it’s like to be there in the dark, alone, and seemingly forgotten. You are not alone! You are not forgotten!
If you have an idea for a start up, a new business, or you need capital for something you always wanted to create, that also does some GOOD WILL to others in need and gives people HOPE email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you have an idea with the notion of donating 10% of net profits to Christian based charities, that works too.
The bible says we are the light of the world.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14
There is so much hurt, sorrow, sadness, addictions, evil doers, and pain in this world. Wouldn’t it be nice to balance that out for a change? Truly, if you have an idea that you feel will make money (my investors will be happy) AND HELP OTHERS, email me email@example.com. I am all ears.
God bless you. Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I’m up to. You inspire me to reach for the stars.
Together, we will follow the road less traveled. Believe me, the road less traveled is a wonderful place filled with God’s blessings and surprises that will enrich your life beyond your wildest imagination.
And to my wonderful, loyal, deserving hard core Esther fans: My modeling career is not over. I am just taking a small break to build up my angel investing firm.
Always your pin up girl,