All posts filed under: Journey

Finding Your Path

“Try things that are not a part of what you think should be the process…” Joslyn learned that sometimes it takes a few wrong turns to bring you to a place that you would never have found otherwise. In her search for the perfect graduate program and career, Joslyn stumbled upon something totally unexpected and even a little controversial. By going through the process of trial and error, she arrived at a destination that she could not have planned for or even imagined. After a few detours, she found a path of her own. Our STRINGTH collection is inspired by these amazing individuals who found the strength within to follow their dreams. 

Follow Your Heart

 Change Your Mind and Your Heart will Follow Neema – 31, Woodbury, Connecticut Metastate:  Did you have a vision for yourself growing up?  Neema:  I had a great imagination, curiosity and sense of adventure, so whenever I met someone who did something that I found fascinating, I wanted to do it.  Metastate:  What advice would you give to your younger self?  Neema:  I would say, “Listen to your intuition, it will never fail you” or in the wise words of Esther & Jerry Hicks from The Law of Attraction, “The more you look to others for their guidance, the more removed you are from your own wise counsel.”  Metastate:  You recently made some big discoveries about your past. Can you tell us about that experience?  Neema:  I just had a very honest moment of reflection that caused me to question everything I knew. It began when I was laid off and the trajectory of my life changed. I didn’t realize how much of my identity was attached to a job description. In college I thought I would graduate, get an amazing job, and everything would be …

Finding the Call

Healing & Pursuing the Call Angela – 32, Brooklyn, NY Metastate:  Did you have a vision for yourself growing up?  Angela:  As a young person, I didn’t have a plan for the future. I had no idea what was in store for me. Metastate:  What advice would you give to your younger self?  Angela:  I’d tell her not to be afraid to express herself creatively. I’d tell her to speak up and let her voice be heard. I’d tell her that she is just fine the way she is.  Metastate:  You recently made some big discoveries about your past. Can you tell us about that experience?  Angela:  Through a lot of reflection (and some good therapy) I’ve worked out some issues from my childhood. My parents did not work well together. They were incompatible in many ways. My dad followed his father’s example in dealing with marital conflict. He was abusive. My mom stayed with him “for the sake of the children.” I’ve been led to revelations about my past and it has been wonderful to examine them in a completely …