- Tim Wheaton
Episode 99 features a glorious human being: Destini Ann. If you’ve seen her on Instagram or Twitter, you may recognize her more as ManifestDestini. If you’re on TikTok, go find her as DestiniAnn. Oh, you’re not on TikTok? Well, she’s got over 1 million followers there now… so go see why so many other people love hearing from Destini!
I’m thrilled that Destini is now the second guest of my newest series: “Who Tells Your Story?” She is so “on the verge” of blowing up even more right now that there isn’t even a verge anymore. Verge? What verge?! This is why you’ll hear me say that we should just lasso the comet ™ and enjoy soaking up Destini’s insights. And that doesn’t mean just on parenting, but on being better humans.
Have you ever felt like you were talking with someone and in your mind, you could envision the two of you just constantly high-fiving each other after things you said? Well, I didn’t ask Destini if her ‘high five counter’ had as high of a number as mine did after this. But, for me, talking with her felt just like when I’m devouring her content on social media. Smashing that Like button. Over and over and over again. (insert all of those cool old-school comic book sounds and graphics right here: Smash! Blammo! Wham! (That’s just the sound ‘Wham’… not Wham UK, like the band that brought us George Michael, mind you. (Wait…. how many parentheses deep am I in this thought right now? Let me close these up for you… )))
Where is the text for this podcast episode going right now? Well, let me tell you. This is kind of the silly energy I felt right after talking with Destini. And, it’s easily back as I just finished editing the audio and am typing this right now. That is the level of contagious awesomeness this woman has inside of her and she is just sharing it with all of us in so many ways!
Believe me: part of me considered just typing these words for this post: “This episode is amazing… listen and follow Destini everywhere.” and just having that be it. I also seriously considered just typing her name a couple hundred times and having it just say Destini Ann, over and over.
So, let me try to harness some of this energy and tell you more about our conversation you may be listening to right now. And if this post is distracting you: well, just stop multi-tasking. Listen, then read. Or vice versa. But, don’t miss out on the podcast episode and Destini’s words there!
Destini and I, even in conversation after this was recorded, have quite a bit in common, it seems. And I feel fairly certain, we have not fully scratched the surface on that yet. However, let me just say: I know I’m not alone with that feeling. I think that is one of the reasons she resonates with so many people. She is so incredibly relatable. And wise.
I just caught myself trying to perfectly break down and describe Destini for you, and I don’t think I want to do that. I seriously just typed about 4 different sentences and deleted them all. I’m not sure if it’s because I want you to hear her story and decide for yourself, or if it’s because I don’t feel like I am saying what I’m thinking perfectly… or even if it may be that I don’t want to even try to put even the semblance of a label on Destini.
It may be that last one. Because, even with how edifying and inspirational Destini is, I feel incredibly confident saying that she is still evolving. And, since life and time work how they do, not only will Destini evolve and change, but her two wonderful daughters will, too. So, I am here for the long haul.
I am here to not only keep learning from her but to keep laughing with her, to keep mentally high-fiving her and smashing the heck out of every frick-fracking-fire-cracking Like button you put in front of me. But, also… I definitely moved out of ‘just being a fan’ as we talked. So as a supporter and someone who offers her my friendship: I…
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