One thing I know is that we can go for way too long a time straddling the seemingly opposite sides of extraordinary. Life does an excellent job of keeping us trapped between remarkable and so, so ordinary, often leaning heavily towards the so, so ordinary side.
I get it. For years I lived mostly in the so, so ordinary.
But that all changed in September, 2020. I was on a solo, 2-week artist in residency retreat in rural North Dakota. On day three, I woke up feeling emotionally and physically like I was wearing a full-body wool suit in a sauna: I was so uncomfortable and itchy; my mind was all over the place, and none of it was comfortable!
I decided to just sit in it and not judge it. I woke up the next morning and realized I was on the other side of “it,” whatever “it” was, and I was so grateful.
I was out walking on the dirt roads around the farmhouse, talking loudly and gesturing to the sky, saying I wanted to help other people have this kind of disruption, and clarity, brought to their lives.
The Universe clearly said to me, “Dayna, you are a Personal Systems Disruptor.”
I stopped to look around to make sure it really was the Universe talking, and I said, “I am?”
“Yes. And you’re going to do this work with everyone.”
I took a moment to take this information in and then kept walking.
In the 3/4 of a mile I had left to the farmhouse, I created the foundation of what is now called Discover Your Spark work.
The name has changed, but the mission remains.
Eat. Drink. Spark! experiences are a new and important piece of this mission. Developed in the spring of 2023, they are a glorious way to get started. An element of Spark work is paired with extraordinary cuisine and cocktails (or NA cocktails) for a joyful, insightful and fun event.
And I feel incredibly lucky to have found a way to include the two most important men in my life in this work as well (read on).
I’m not an expert at living consistently on the remarkable side, but I am a guide to get you started, to encourage you to keep going and to bring people together for sparkling experiences.