Helllllooooooooo my babes! Dani here. Just a quick little introduction post about me and what you can expect from us here at The Messy Imperfection.
I turn 29 in less than a month, and I’m less than thrilled about being that close to 30. My brain is telling me we’re still 21 and wild, but my body is like yooooo girl we can’t move that fast. I live in North East, Maryland with 2 cats, Coconut & Chestnut, and their German Shepherd princess sister, Gia. I am a Paramedic working crazy shifts, with an even crazier to-do list. I aspire to live a very holistic lifestyle, minimizing toxins as much as possible. I enjoy being a potato and binging on Netflix, but thankfully I do love that post-workout high too! Home Goods, check lists, potatoes, & the beach are some of my favorite things.
Shannon and I are BEST friends who met right at the very beginning of Covid 2020. We met through work, stalked each other on social media for a few months, and one day decided to have a Starbucks date. That Starbs date took place sitting on a curb in their parking lot thanks to Covid. But as we sat on that curb, we quickly learned that we had basically been separated at birth. We are so similar, yet so different. We bring out the best in each other and call each other out on our bullshit. We are inseparable and have the biggest goals and dreams and are thankfully in a very similar season of life.
Shannon completely ignited my interest in personal development. I work with Young Living Essential Oils and they’re huge on personal development, but I honestly never got super into it and read in spurts. But thanks to her, it’s now a part of my daily life and something I am SO passionate about. We have grown exponentially in the last year, both individually and in our friendship.
We have HUGE dreams. We want to empower women to live outside the box that society has put us in. We want to press unmute, and help women strive for more. We want to bring our life experiences, things we struggle with, and the things people are uncomfortable talking about to front stage. We strive to build a community of like-minded women that love themselves for who they are and know that they are made for so much more. The Messy Imperfection Podcast is just the tip of the iceberg. We want to transition our time in EMS to a part-time hobby and dedicate the rest of our lives to YOU. We hope to grow into an entire brand of resources for women – networking, retreats, seminars, books, literally anything and everything. We want to be the resource that we wish we’ve had all along, for women just like us. But don’t get it twisted, we still love to have a good time! You’re our squad – we’ll keep you laughing and on your toes. We want to give that crazy busy woman with 800 things on her to-do list tangible takeaways that are easily applicable in real life to help change her mindset, and eventually her life – regardless of if those goals are to start her own business or simply be a better human.
This podcast sat in the back of our minds for over a year. We wanted to start so badly, but each of us had our own set of fears and insecurities holding us back. Until one day Shannon came to me and insisted we just freakin’ do it. We’ll never be ready, it’ll never be perfect, and you know what? She was right. We’re 100% still learning, we’re not professionals, we’re flyin’ by the seat of our pants but we’re out here doing it and it’s amazing.
You’ll find us real, raw, and unfiltered. Oh, and messy! We release new episodes every Monday, with show notes posted right here. Shannon regularly releases a blog post weekly as well! As for me, who knows where this blog will take me, but I hope you’ll follow along as the newest squad bestie ❤ Let’s connect on Insta too! @danigiovanna_