Madyson Smith inspired by Kim Shumpert
Meeting someone that offers honesty, shows loyalty and genuineness, and provides laughter along the way is a hard find. You entered my life during a moment of healing and reflection. Not only were you a reliable mentor but became an instant heart-to-heart connection. Both being outsiders, and you being a woman that encouraged other women, I knew that you were the type of spirit I wanted to surround myself with. We talk about our frustrations in life and work, and you never judge when I’m dramatic about certain things. You always seem to know when I’m at my worst, but instead of turning away, you embrace the ugly and continue to show me what true mentorship and friendship is. Being able to relax and show your true self with others is hard to do in a world full of pretenders. You are inspirational every day, and I am proud to call you a friend. I am thankful for our growth as people and as friends.
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo – what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey