and this is what I know to be true.
No two lives are the same. Every single person should be making conscious decisions when it comes to creating their life.
Life can feel hard, but when you have someone to lean on, the struggle is less and the hope is more.
You can have re-dos and second chances (and third and fourth).
Nothing you have done in the past can ruin your present and future, unless you allow it to.
There is always a different option… you might feel stuck, but you’re only stuck because you haven’t made a conscious decision to take control.
You can always make changes and make changes quickly. There is always another way.
There are no magic words and you can’t do it wrong when you turn inside to find your way.
Making yourself a priority is the best thing you can do for others.
You do not need to do things that make you miserable.
You can have freedom in all things.
You should do things that you enjoy. You should not live a life where you wish away your day to get to the next meal, next day, next weekend, next vacation.
Getting out of your own way can be the biggest roadblock… that’s why having a travel buddy in life to help remove that roadblock takes the pressure off of you struggling to do it yourself.
You can use every moment, beautiful and excruciating, that you’ve had in life up to this point to make conscious decisions when it comes to finding the next right step.
It can feel hard to find the nice, supportive people to be vulnerable and share your hopes and dreams with without risk.
Nothing is too big or too hard if you really want it. And if you don’t really want something, then it can feel ginormous and impossible.
About Julie Daq
She’s kayaked with Orcas and jumped from airplanes. She was Texas born and bred, has done the east coast thing, the Pacific Northwest thing, the island thing and currently resides on an island off the coast of Washington.
She is the founder and executive director of a nonprofit and the creator of Do Good. She has traveled across the country to give away body parts to save a stranger’s life. She has traveled halfway across the country to support a friend in need.
She has had the same best friend since second grade. She has been married. And gotten a divorce. She has been in situations that put her in the #metoo camp. She has rebooted and restarted in multiple locations. She has owned all the things and owned only what would fit in two suitcases.
She has learned to sail, bought a sailboat, lived on the sailboat.
She studied government at the University of Texas at Dallas, but realized she was too idealistic for the “real life” of politics. She studied psychology at North Carolina State University and realized that, in her heart, she felt that being a therapist had too many constraints when it comes to giving people what they need to be the best version of themselves. She has studied business strategy and website development since 2010 after starting her first business.
She uses her life experiences, insight, and empathetic personality to connect with other women and provides them with support as they make their own way through this thing called life.