Shona’s Dose of Motivation: Purpose Driven

Hello friends! I have some exciting news to share tonight from my Facebook Live motivational video! I’m going to share something that I’ve gone through for years & I’ve FINALLY found a breakthrough!
So, since college (class of 2007), I’ve had a strong interest in art, children, teaching and dance. Majority of my time in college, I’ve wondered what my purpose in life was! I remember having sleepless nights just praying and crying about it because I felt so lost! And as if that wasn’t enough, I also had my teacher, who was also my “advisor” tell me that I “wasn’t teacher material.” So, you can just imagine what was going on through my head. The feeling of not having direction in life is by far the worst feeling I’ve ever felt! After my teacher told me that, I couldn’t look at her the same and I even had unforgiveness towards her. Thankfully, I have forgiven her so I can move on with my life and basically prove her wrong during my journey!

The entire time I attended college, I had a job on campus. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art , I had no clue what to do with all of my free time. I got married May 13, 2006 & had my first born October 14, 2007. So really, that was the beginning of my sahm journey.

I felt completely lost as the years went by. Yes I was enjoying being a wife and mother, but was that really all there was to my life? Like, I took out Sallie Mae loans to attend college, earned a degree & I wasn’t even working in my field! Wait a minute… I wasn’t working at ALL!! How the heck was I going to pay back the loans with no income?!
2009 and 2010 I became a mother of two baby girls. I still had no clue what I was doing in life besides wasting my day doing nothing. At least that’s how I felt. I just spent my day doing laundry, cooking and cleaning and doing some occasional art pieces.
Here we are in 2017 and I am pleased to inform you that I know EXACTLY what I’m supposed to be doing with my life! My prayers have been answered in a way that I didn’t expect on January 18th! Like, God used 3 people in my life to sprinkle tid bits of information about my purpose! How awesome is THAT?! Here I I thinking God will reveal it in a dream or whisper that still small voice randomly, but nope, He works in mysterious ways!
Now, time for me to reveal my purpose! This is the exciting part! This is a huge deal for me. I live to inspire {insert BIG cheesy smile}!! Remember those three areas I told you I have a strong interest in? Well, my list grew since then! I now have five strong interest in my life; art, mime dance, teaching, children & health & fitness coaching! All of these things that I’m passionate about will be used to inspire others! And guess what? My husband’s purpose is to help others, so we are a perfect match!

My advice to you is, whatever your passionate about, whatever gets you feel super comfortable doing, or even feel a bit angry over when you see it (i.e. You don’t like seeing marriages being divided by divorce), THAT is most likely where your purpose lies! Trust that feeling and run with it!

Until next time, “laugh hard, love harder, capture each moment & sprinkle a little joy in someone else’s life.” – XO Shona~

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