Courage: Creating my purpose

This site has undergone so many changes since its conception. Why? Because I kept looking for a miracle purpose. I kept looking for that thing that would give me satisfaction and confidence. The thing that would help take me to the next level. The thing I could be an expert in and everyone would listen to every word as if it were dripping with gold.

Guess what I have come to terms with?

There is no miracle and the purpose I have been looking for doesn’t exist. What does that mean? It means I have to create that purpose. It means I have to dig deep, trust God and take a step out in faith. It means dreaming big is not enough. It means that in order to live the life I want, I have to create it.

So what is that life?

When I was in college, I got to experience a place called The CO. The CO is a collaborative coworking space for creatives, entrepreneurs, coders, makers and anyone else with a dream. Each time I stepped foot in those doors, I felt inspired. I knew that being a member was not enough for me. What I wanted was to inspire and build my own “melting pot” for people hustling on a dream one day. Years ago, it was a dream. A few months ago, it was just a dream. Now, it is a plan.

What in the world am I talking about?

Imagine a buzzing coffee shop, a friendly office, an engaging classroom and a comfortable living room all rolled into one. It’s a place where anyone with a dream can come and collaborate with others. It’s a breeding ground for inspiration and productivity. Even deeper than the space, it is a community of people making the world a better place with all kinds of projects and dreams.

Find out more about coworking.

Stay tuned as a brand new website launches next week that will answer so many questions and give you details on how to get involved. 

What else is this new life plan about?

It is about moving to a brand new place I have never lived before. Mt. Juliet, Tennessee has17015754_10211910210773687_3780197405457719332_o captured my heart. I love the city. I love the people. I love the energy. It is about a fresh start. It is definitely where the next chapter of my story will be written.

It is about a new community of friends and family. It is about a brand new church location at Cross Point Mt. Juliet. It is about a new community group. It is about a new exchange club at West Wilson Exchange Club. It is about old youth leaders from a decade ago and about friends I just met in the last few weeks. It is about coffee dates and helping friends move. It is about workout partners and people to play golf with. It’s about finding people to do life with. I finally found my people. A lot of them. It’s authentic community.

It is about courage. I don’t have it all figured out. I don’t have all my contingency plans in place. But what I do have is courage. I am no longer slave to fear. I am no longer limited by the voices in my head that tell me I’m not good enough or that I’ll never succeed.  For the first time in my life, I truly believe in myself. I truly believe in my dreams and my plans. I don’t need validation. I don’t need assurance. I don’t even need all the details. I am living in the freedom of putting my faith in Jesus Christ. I truly believe God has got me in the palm of His hand.

Does that mean I will be successful at everything? Absolutely not! Does that mean anything will be easy? Absolutely not! Does that mean everyone else will agree with my big wonderful plan? Absolutely not! However, it does mean that no matter what happens, how difficult it is or who is on my team, I will be okay. It means that pursuing courage will make me stronger.

Starting next week, you will be able to find updates at the new business website, http://www.coworkMJ.com. FeliciaCarter.TV will be a personal blog about the one thing I am definitely an expert in – Felicia Carter. This is where I will share my experience, strength and hope. Stories will come to life. Don’t miss it.

 

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