After my second failed marriage, I really started questioning all of the things I had been told would make me happy. After all, I had an amazing life by all accounts. I had two amazing kids, fantastic friends, a great job I loved and I was making more money than I ever thought possible. I had multiple rental properties and money in the bank. So how had I ended up here, again? I had done everything “right,” everything they told me was supposed to make me happy but it just didn’t. I really started wondering why no one else was asking the questions I was. I went on a deep dive; an intense personal journey over about a two year period and really kind of leveled my life to start over. Like so many women I had always been so busy being who and what everyone else wanted and needed me to be that I really didn’t know who I was and what I wanted in life. I had lived the “default” life. My journey back to myself has been the longest and most precious journey I have ever been on and now I am honored to guide other women on the path to their truth and designing lives of deep meaning and purpose.
What has been YOUR biggest challenge or life obstacle that YOU feel has dimmed YOUR GLOW?
Finding only one incident that dimmed my glow is a tough one. Unfortunately, our world provides limitless opportunities to dim our glow. Sometimes, I joke that I got a PhD in Life from the School of Hard Knocks. Two divorces, death of a parent, foreclosure, job-change. You name it, I’ve been through it. The transition period five years ago when I was moving into my current business full-time was one of the hardest. While I knew that it was something I absolutely had to do, I still had a bit of an identity crisis. I wasn’t “that” any more but I wasn’t “this” yet. It was a bit like floating out in space with no solid ground under me. It’s hard enough to know who we really are and live it in the most perfect of circumstances much less in the midst of a huge life transition.
How have YOU grown as a woman in the last year? What lessons, insights or ah-ha moments have you had?
This past year marked the entry into a whole new era of life for me. With the passing of my father last year, my son moving out a few months ago and my daughter leaving for college in January, this is the first time in my life that I am not the primary caretaker for another human. I am officially an empty-nester! Well, except for the three dogs that live here with me ;) This has really made me think about how the tendency has always been to assume that it’s because of someone else that I couldn’t do this or that. When the truth is that regardless of our circumstances we are always the ultimate power and authority in our own life. I’m really curious (and a little scared) to see what I can do from here!
Your purpose in life is to be you. It’s not a mission, it’s not a project, it’s not a business or a job. Your purpose is a state of being. When you are being the true you, your purpose is fulfilled with every room you enter, with every action you take, with every interaction you have. And when you are not living as the true you, there is something missing in the world. You were perfectly designed to add something unique and magical to rest of us that no one else can provide. Being you is the most important accomplishment you can ever achieve. Please don’t wait. We need you!
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