F E A T U R E F R I D A Y
We are S T O K E D to introduce to you Danelle Beckstrand for this week's Feature Friday. Danelle resides in Logan, Utah and is the boss babe behind the blog "We Call It a Journey." Her blog focuses on giving an honest + raw look at infertility and has created a safe space + community for women going through the same trial.
Tell us more about what you do and how you empower the community of women around you.
After years of infertility, we have come to learn that we all face heartache and trials in life. Instead of allowing other to feel isolated in their struggles, I try to drive connection. Even though our stories don't look the same, we are all connected through the journey.
Tell us about your online space.
I do my best to create a positive yet raw space on social media. Sometimes when I share about our personal heartache I feel guilty for not sharing the positive highlights. Then I remember, sometimes people don't need a "pep talk", they just need to hear that they aren't alone.
Who or what inspires you?
I am always inspired by those who overcome hardships and barriers to make the world a better place. I love to hear their stories. They often offer perspective that I appreciate so much. It makes me a more understanding an compassionate person. It often reminds me, we are all just doing the best we can.
What are you most proud of in the work that you do?
Finding ways to share our journey with others has allowed me to see how much personal growth has taken place over the last several years. I have reached past my comfort zone and have overcome personal barriers. I am so proud of the woman I have become!
Share with us more about your passions.
Our experience is more than just a story, it's a journey. Once I was able to own the heartache and struggle, I was able to heal. Once I was able to heal, I saw how beautiful each step really was. I hope to inspire others to find the beauty in their journey as well..
One last thing to live by,
Although we travel different paths, each heart is connected through this human experience. Once we discover that our journeys intertwine more often than not, amazing bonds are formed and the world becomes a kinder place. Whatever it is you are facing today, you are never alone in the journey.