The Start Today community is made up of amazing people writing down their dreams and manifesting them into reality. For the #Next90Challenge, we’ll be sharing an inspiring story from everyday people in our community about how they use the Start Today Journal and how it’s changed their life! We hope reading these stories encourages YOU in your journey to reach your big goals. To learn more about the #Next90Challenge, click here!
Today we're featuring Haylee, a nurse from Bend, Oregon. She used the journal to fulfill her dream of becoming a birthing nurse! See what she has to say about using the journal below:
How long have you used the Start Today Journal?
I decided to buy the Start Today Journal when my best friend introduced it to me in October 2019 during the Last 90 Days Challenge! Ever since then, I've been hooked! I started my second Start Today Journal a couple of months ago, and I've also been religious with my Priority Planner as well!
How has the Start Today Journal changed your life?
My life has changed by focusing on what I have and what I'm grateful for instead of focusing on the negative aspects of my life. It's also kept me organized and helped me figure out the goals that I want to achieve in my life.
Have you crossed any goals off in your Start Today Journal?
The goals I crossed off are:
1. I'm an FBC (family birthing) nurse: Since I wanted to become a nurse, I have always wanted to bring babies into the world. At my local hospital, it is very hard to get into the FBC. When I was offered the job, I was in shock. By being persistent and introducing myself to all the important people, it actually happened. I'm so excited! This is truly my passion in nursing!
2. I'm a homeowner: My fiancé and I have been struggling with how expensive the rent is where we live. We were first against buying a home, but when we crunched the numbers, it made more sense. Since purchasing our home, I feel a huge weight off my shoulders and a sigh of relief. We have just made a huge investment in our future, and I'm so excited about where this will take us! Plus, it allows us to have a big space for our dog, which warms my heart every day!
3. I completed my BSN: To put it simply, I've been in college for about 10 years. Yes, 10 years! This goal of completing my BSN is so rewarding to finally be DONE WITH SCHOOL FOREVER! Now I just need to chip away with my student loans!
What's something surprising you've found since using the Start Today Journal?
IT ACTUALLY WORKS!!! I never thought that writing the same goal down every day would actually make dreams come true. But when you put the positivity out there, the universe listens!
Who would you recommend the journal to?
I would recommend the Start Today Journal to anyone that is going through a hard time in their life such as some going through a major transition, relationship struggles, or an individual who needs direction in their life.
But honestly, I think everyone could use this journal. Practicing gratitude has helped me become a more positive and goal-oriented person, which is what I truly want to be, so thank you! I can't wait to cross off more goals!
Check out our new covers of the Start Today Journal and Priority Planner here. Thanks so much to Haylee who generously shared her experience with us! Share yours with us by using #STJDreamCatcher in your photos on Instagram or submit your story to us to be featured on the blog!