4 years ago, during November 2016, I signed off the logo & first ideas around a new season God was taking me into. An Evolution Journey about to unfold. An extremely exciting time venturing prayerfully into the unknown. I had written down a Vision, prompted by God, using my newly acquired coaching skills around Vision building & I had poured my absolute heart into envisioning everything that I desired for my life to be at that time.
I was in a corporate job, I earned an amazing salary & I was for all intense purposes happy but I wasn’t fulfilled. I felt empty & I felt like I wanted more for myself. I wanted to feel like I was using my gifts well… playing into the way God had created me. I wanted to feel less confined to the things of the world & more refined by the things of the heart. I didn’t even know what exactly that meant at the time. I had NO IDEA what awaited me.
On the path to creating a corporate identity that belonged to me (I had belonged to someone else’s corporate identity for so long)… I had very clear ideas about what I wanted. Clean, uncomplicated, refined, bold, pretty but edgy. I wanted my logo to represent my journey. My decision I was making. Stepping out. Representing the new neural pathways I was creating by making this choice, a Rose gold TREE representing my growth & also resembling the neural pathways of the brain. This was about transforming the way you think. Metallic to represent preciousness but rose gold to show a softness. Evolution Inc. was borne. Spirit with a touch of corporate vibes.
& my journey began! In January 2017, I threw open the doors of the studio & I waited with baited breath for God to show up & deliver on all the promises He & I had discussed at length. The covenant He made with me…. and boy oh boy did He deliver. I was thrust into a journey of self discovery. A space of breaking down old strongholds, belief systems. I was torn apart by old habits, crutches & chains. I was freed by His love for me… His absolute perfection in my design & I was blown away by how He had the ability to speak into every area of my life that required pruning for me to bear fruit. The first 2 years of the journey were really unbelievable. I met so many amazing people & I carved out my little space under the sun. I was happy.
in November of 2018, I hosted a life changing workshop called Restoration & another leg of my journey began…. but not in the way I thought. I speak a little about this time in LIFE (lessons learned in losing my sister) I knew at the end of November that something was coming but I was unsure what it was. Little did I know that my life would be completely transformed. In what would become my darkest & most heart wrenching hour, my resilience, faith & absolute trust in the power of the Almighty was borne. Vision (my personal mandate) was birthed! You can get yourself a copy of Vision: the devotional I created & published while processing the loss of my sister to regain my sense of purpose & remember what God had created me for. Trauma can shake you to your very core & sometimes make you doubt everything you know to be true.
2019 was spent healing. Soooooo much evolution. The integration of everything I had learned in my time as a coach. Everything I taught. The things I teach clients. The processes that I help people with. Now FULLY in action in my own life. Evolution Journey bootcamp 101. Naturally, a process of refinement was upon me & it was time to venture down some new paths. I wasn’t the same person that had stepped out in 2016 to dream big dreams! I wasn’t the corporate success stepping out to pursue her passions in 2017. I wasn’t the mentor, visionary, God driven mediator, speaker & motivator. I was a girl, going through the most, living life, messy, beautiful & evolving…. and My Evolution Journey was a thing of absolute magnificence.
My Evolution Journey is beautiful & clean but its filled with layers of my complex & creative existence. Founded on the principles of structure, embedded with organic elements that are driven by growth & evolution. Still the same tree… Clean strong, precious (rose gold) lines of growth & the mind, BUT faded with wear & tear… (as humans often are) Perfection BECAUSE it is so imperfect. Not polished & clean like an ornament on a mantle… rather vintage looking & well used, loved & treasured. Rich in its heritage, its story… my story. Complimented by layers of imperfect scribbles to create the perfect mix of progress. Floral elements, water colouring, bleeding edges, colouring in the lines & outside the lines. Room to grow, room to breathe, room to move! THIS is what the Evolution Journey is ALL ABOUT. It is a journey of becoming. Everything that you are meant to be. There is no set structure… just a process of creation & discovery. Elements are added & taken away…. and it is organically unfolding all the while.
At the end of 2019 God gave me the following verse: Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
This is my wish for myself & also for you…. as our Evolution Journey continues. My hope is that I will be able to prayerfully step into the mandate that God has given me. That I will, with confidence harness the power of the above verse & be filled with Him daily so that I might overflow into the world. Like a light on a hilltop drawing people to a space where they feel safe enough to venture into the beautiful unknown. With my scars & my imperfections, that I might always remember who I am & reflect that into this crazy world of comparison & competition. That I might continue to be a walking, living breathing testimony of Gods absolute grace. In memory of my sister & in light of Gods plans. In Jesus name!
See you along on the road on My Evolution Journey…