Hello Whole Living Community!
My name is Liane Michelle, and I live in Northern California. I am turning 25 in May of this year, and I feel like there is a great void in my life. I went to art & design college in San Francisco for 3 years, which was very very inspiring, but when the economy took a turn I left my senior year to enroll in a career that would be more "economy proof." Now, I work for the same communications retail employer that I have been at for almost 5 years, and am going to college to get my Bachelor's in Communications. I have found the love of my life, and we live out on a ranch on the outskirts of the town a grew up in, which is nice because it keeps me close to my family.
I am very happy in my love life. My boyfriend and I plan to get married within the nest 3-5 years, as well as start a family. He has a 7 year old daughter whom I love; we are great friends. But for the last year or so I have felt so uninspired. I have felt a lacking in my personal life. I am unsure of my career path; the one I have is not the one that I deeply want. I want to do something creative and green with my life. I want to be able to wake up every morning looking forward to going into work and feeling passionate about what I do, and to be able to do it and give back to my community at the same time. I feel as though I am in a rut. Stuck in that part of your life that seems to stretch on forever before you find your life's passion/work/purpose. But I am determined to persevere!!
One thing that led me here to the WL Community is that the other day when I was in the grocery store, I saw a WL magazine that caught my eye. I bought it and took it home, just for the hell of it. Normally, especially since I was in design school, I read fashion magazines. But I have never been able to bring myself to read an entire publication. The next morning, over my cup of coffee, I read the entire Whole Living magazine, cover to cover. (Including all the advertisements!!). I hadn't been this interested in what a magazine had to say since I was a youngster! I have always wanted to live more green and to design things with the Eco-Green point of view in mind, and I was just amazed at the wealth of knowledge that was available right here in my hands! So, because the publication inspired me so, I decided to try my luck at the online website. I feel that this is where I am supposed to be in my life. For some reason, I have been brought here, to this site, and just reading through the blogs and looking at the photos, I feel much more at ease.
Hopefully, this will lead me down a directional path where I can find a much more fulfilling career as well. I crave to have that drive back. Wish me luck everyone!!! Hopefully we can help each other enjoy our lives much better. :)