In September of 2017, I decided to take control of my life and wade into an ocean of uncertainty.
I quit my job, gave away my things, and followed my heart to Maui.
My name is Stephanie, and this is my journey.
Maui is a magical place, and not just because of the experiences I’ve had and the wonderful people I've met. It's because of its mana (spiritual energy, strength). You feel it as soon as you touch the soil, feel the sand, breathe the air.
The magic hits me every time I put on my mask and jump in the water. I enter a different world full of life and freedom. Vibrant schools of fish dance all around me, sea turtles glide with ease, and the sunlight sparkles on the ocean floor. It is my favorite place to be, probably because it's where I feel most like myself. I can, and have, spent hours diving down exploring the reefs and finding shells. The very shells you will find in the jewelry I create.
Now as beautiful as it may be living on an island it isn't easy and it's not for the weak of heart. Being so isolated has really forced me to reflect, face my fears, explore my insecurities, set my intentions and create some goals.
- Who am I?
- Who do I want to be?
- What kind of impact do I want to have?
I don't have all the answers yet, but I do know a few things. I know that I want to be a positive resource for this community. I want to help others realize their potential, believe in themselves, and achieve success. I want to lead by example.
Little Ocean Jewelry is the result of my dream being acted upon. I set goals and worked hard. I focused on the reasons why I should instead of the reasons why I shouldn't. I believed that I could, so I did.
Every piece of jewelry I've created contains love and mana. I hope you feel that when you wear it or gift it to others.