Valorie Linhares

“The Ignition series didn’t cause me to change jobs or move to Timbuktu. It helped me realize that I truly was happy in my position and that it is perfectly suited to who I am. “

Have you ever felt restless or discontent?

Val was feeling guilty about being unhappy and restless when she had so much to be thankful for.

Val’s Story

I was struggling with a lack of purpose in my life.  I had a fabulous job and loving family, but for some reason I was restless and unhappy.  I was questioning my life’s direction. There was something missing. To top it off, I felt guilty for being so miserable when I had so much to be thankful for.

One of the most meaningful experiences of the Ignition series (and there were many) was realizing I have chosen the perfect career for me and opening my eyes to the difference I am making. It gave a sense of purpose to the work I do. Now, I am energized, committed, proud of the contribution I am making and loving it!

In my personal life, I am more focused on setting goals for myself.  I’m going to school part-time . . . something I never realized was important to me until the Ignition series. I’m doing the things that add joy and meaning to my life.

Value that lasts: An update from Val

It’s been over 6 years and I still look back on my Ignition experience as amazing and eye-opening. I learned a great deal about myself and discovered that I like the person I am.  It isn’t that I didn’t like myself before; I had just never given it any serious thought.

The Ignition series didn’t cause me to change jobs or move to Timbuktu.  It helped me realize how truly happy I am doing the things I do.  I still feel that satisfaction of knowing what I do is important. It brought me to a level of understanding myself that has helped me recognize the magic I bring to the people around me and the magic that happens to me every day!