Personal Writing

From struggle to Spark: empowering others on their journey

For nearly the first decade of my son Quinn’s life, we lived in income-based housing. Moving into a charming old building when Quinn was just 20 months old, I carried groceries, school bags and Quinn up 45 stairs to our top-floor apartment. Missing many modern amenities, like a dishwasher or air conditioning, our apartment felt like a cozy tree house.

During this period, I balanced single motherhood with my education, often paying just $13 a month for rent. Those were challenging years, filled with stress and financial insecurity, yet I never lost hope. I believed our situation was temporary, though I couldn’t foresee the catalyst for change.

Today, my life is remarkably different. I can afford organic groceries and global travel, a stark contrast to my previous financial constraints. But I’ve never forgotten those lean years or how I felt when opportunities came my way that I simply couldn’t afford to say yes to however desperately I wanted them.

That memory drives my desire to provide opportunities for people at all financial levels to participate in the (re)Discover Your Spark program.

That’s why I’m delighted to offer three “(re)Discover Your Spark Use Up the Existing Workbooks” virtual retreats. I’m offering these opportunities at a significantly reduced price with additional scholarships for those in need.

If you’re struggling but eager to transform your life, reach out. We’ll have a conversation, determine what you can afford, and get you started on your journey to a brighter future.

If you’re in a position to afford the listed price, I encourage you to sign up today. And while you’re at it, take advantage of the “Bring a Friend” additional discount.

Regardless of where you are, this program aims to help you move forward with joy, a plan and a renewed Spark.

Everyone deserves this chance, and I’m here to support you on your path.

Let’s work together to Spark your future.

Head here for more details and to sign up today.

Photo caption: Quinn at 22 months and me at just about 25, in that little apartment. November 1997.

Dayna Del Val is on a mission to help others (re)discover the spark they were born with through her blog and newsletter, her professional talks and the (re)Discover Your Spark retreats she leads. Dayna works with people to help them not just identify and articulate their dreams but to develop a framework to get going on the pursuit of those dreams—today, in the next few months and for the years ahead. She's at the intersection of remarkable and so, so ordinary, but she knows that pretty much everyone else is, too. She's excited to be sharing this extraordinary journey with you.

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