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I'm Dana, and I created this lifestyle platform in order to connect women from across the world who are on the pursuit of finding balance, their calling, and weekly inspiration.
Painting Your Purpose Series is here! I recently hit a rough patch in my life where I started to question my ability to work. I’d been out of work for maybe three months and finding a job seemed impossible. I felt like I had just graduated from grad school again and I had the “no experience” sign on my forehead. It doesn’t help that I was looking for all remote work due to the nature of my husband’s career.
After being turned down from a job I just knew I had, I suffered a complete meltdown. See, I was raised to be independent and to take care of myself, and although I have my husband being able to still work while traveling the world with him just made me so much happier. I felt like I had a notch under my belt and more importantly I felt like going to school for 5 years wasn’t a complete waste of time. It wasn’t until we went and had dinner with one of Jarrod’s best fiends where I got a completely different outlook on my life.
While talking about the future his friend asked me, “So what’s next for you?” That question couldn’t come at a worse time, because I had my meltdown literally two days before. The look on Jarrod’s face was like uh oh not again!
The convo went something like this. I looked him in the eye and said, “Honestly, I don’t know. I feel like I’m stagnant and I’m not growing like I should be.” I continued, “coming from where we come from there are so many people that look up to us, but I’m not really giving them anything to look up too.”
Pointing to Jarrod, “He has something for them to look up to, but I’m just here blowing in the wind.”
And, his reply is one of the reasons we are here right now, “I don’t think you should look at it that way. What you just told me means you have a blank canvas and you can paint on it how you want,” he said.
Immediately it clicked I knew I needed to learn new things, and step outside the box in order to create my own opportunity.
On the way back to our home, I thought about what he said to me over and over. I had a million ideas from his statement, “you can paint it how you want.” There’s no right or wrong way it’s just what you choose to create.
Part of my purpose is helping you find yours … Amazing how that works, right? During these next few weeks I’ll break down the steps I took (and have some girl talk along the way) to “Painting My Purpose.”
It’s your life, you can paint it how you want!
xoxo Miss Society
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