"To journey through life is one thing. To journey with purpose is another. I choose the latter." Ashlee Henderson
There was a time when I had well-paying jobs, a nice car, and a 3 bedroom house with a huge walking closet and could buy anything I wanted but I found myself diagnosed with depression, anxiety and had a few panic attacks. You see I was living a successful life without PURPOSE. So what did I do? Well first I went skydiving! 🚁🚁🚁Then I told myself (a self who hates heights and disliked flying) that if I could jump out of that plane at 10,000 feet then I could do ANYTHING!
After a successful skydive, I quit my job without a plan in the world (I always have a plan). I spent the summer in free fall finding who I was. This was interesting because of course I was confident that I knew but I had not a clue.
Fast forward a mere two years later. I am now a published children's author, a CEO of a publishing company and the founder of Literacy Come to Life.
I have spent the past week watching children enjoy lessons and activities that were created from my books. To see their faces light up, to hear that they love math now, to see them share new learning with excitement...I know now that I have found my life's PURPOSE without a doubt. Living in my PURPOSE has giving me more than any of those jobs or material things ever could. For my purpose I have sacrificed it all with a smile on my face and a faith filled disposition every day.