Sunday, December 4, 2011

New direction

Today I am sitting on a plane flying back from Tampa, Florida. It is December and Christmas will be here before we know it. Obviously when you are in mid air, you have lots of time to think. That is what I am doing.

God is moving in my life. I can feel it. I finally feel a since of direction with what I am suppose to be doing in my life. And today is when I wish my Grandma was still around. I would have called her from the airport and shared my excitement with her. I would have told her about the amazing women I spent the weekend with and how supportive and encouraging they are. How I learned so much about myself and what type of leader I want to be for my ever growing team. How his company I am a Director for is changing lives and all about the virtuous woman. How I desire to be just like that and how I much admired her and how when I think of the virtuous woman in the bible I am reminded of her.

Instead, I have decided to write it down for you all to read.

I left on Friday morning for a director's retreat and am coming back home feeling refreshed, renewed, connected and excited about 2012. God has lead me on a path with Thirty-One that I once only dreamed of being on. I have met new friends and leaders that I am forever grateful for now having in my life.

You see this journey I am on is so much more than just selling handbags and totes. It is growing me into who God has called me to be- Dana Tracy. I do not have to be like anyone else, I don't want to be like everyone else. I want to be my own unique self. He is molding and shaping me into who he desires me to be.

Life has had its ups and downs lately. It always does. God doesn't promise it is going to be easy. What he does promise us is that he is with us always. He has been with me through each and every step and has brought amazing women in my life to pray for me, love me, listen to me, mentor me and more.

If you are not familiar with Thirty-One, our name is based off of Proverbs. Our motto is to Celebrate, Encourage and Reward those around us. I have never been a part of anything like this, but my time I have with my team members, fellow consultants, leaders and home office staff continues to put me in awe. God is using Cindy Monroe, our founder and her husband and this company in BIG ways.

I am so excited to be a part of this! I am blessed beyond words and will be forever grateful.

I look forward to 2012 and what is in store.