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Connecting the Dots

by Jen Coffey on January 18, 2018

We go through life being told what to do, what not to do, or what we should do to in order to accomplish something and to find "happiness" in life.

We often listen to these things because we get the positive feedback we long for from the ones we love, so we do it over and over again, just for that feedback.

This is not ultimately a bad thing because sometimes it leads people to the exact place they are meant to be. However, for some of us, we grew up questioning why the ones that love us want and expect us to go to college even if they did not go themselves.

We questioned why we grew up being told to get a good job with a good corporation so we could move up in the world and have a successful career, even though we saw our loved ones stuck at work for hours on end and most of the time they weren't happy with the day-to-day 9-to-5 grind.

We questioned these things but why?

“We can always connect the dots going backwards, but we can never connect the dots forward.” -S. Jobs

Mellivora was built upon a mountain of challenges that started with the question "Why?".

Why are we told these are the things we “should” do and never asked why we should or have to do them?

In the beginning of Mellivora’s creation, we questioned many things and finally realized the one missing piece that many of America is missing.

This one piece leads to many other pieces, however, what we have come to understand is that finding our purpose in life and passionately expressing it every day to better others' lives is ultimately what we “should” do.

Now I know this all seems "easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy", but the truth of the matter is that it's not as easy as you may think.

Our society is not "built" to help you find your purpose nor does it let you passionately express it with ease.

Our society is "built" to put each individual in a square hole which distracts them from ever expressing any creativity or passion.

Mellivora is built to inspire others.

It's not just about our leggings, but it's about continuously reminding our community to follow our true purpose and passionately live each day to fulfill that purpose.

It won't be all "sunshine and roses", but in the end, you will look back and be thankful and proud that you chose your own path versus the one that others expected you to take.