Our second wind doesn’t always happen during the second half of life. For some, it can happen earlier, take it from Carly.
Carly Ogren is a young woman, entrepreneur, baker, accountant, and most especially a woman of faith. Her journey represents a lot of women of today, young, inspired, and goal driven. They are the women who respond to their calling earlier in life. They are the pre-second wind generation.
In this episode, Carly shares with us how she learned to steer away from society’s standards into following her dream and passion. But also learning how to evolve, embrace change, and relying on God’s wisdom and guidance in her life. From suffering from bulimia, Carly found peace and freedom in surrendering to God. When God spoke, Carly listened.
[04:06] Carly fell in love with baking at the age of seven.
[04:36] She set aside her dream of having a baking business to step into the real world of having a career, Carly went on to take the corporate route.
[05:52] Carly had set out a plan for herself, until she had a meaningful conversation at church.
[07:08] Going to Ecuador to have international cultural experience.
[08:27] Carly found an opportunity in her college town to be a baker.
[10:03] Despite being able to become a manager, she felt like working for others didn’t give her the right opportunity.
[10:41] Carly started looking for other jobs and started growing her baking business in the evenings.
[11:48] Carly found a job in accounting but in March 2021 she heard a message in church about taking a leap of faith, and that for her is her business.
[14:09] From working full-time, she worked part-time as an accountant and started building her baking business.
[16:32] How Carly developed an eating disorder in college.
[18:03] She felt like God was speaking directly to her in church, she finally felt seen. From there, Carly sought counseling and help.
[19:17] After her work in Ecuador, she felt lonely and in doubt, which made her relapse to bulimia.
[20:11] After going through a breakup and feeling lost, Carly surrendered to God and asked Him to take over.
[22:23] Faith took away the urge to fall into bulimia but the pain still remained. God became Carly’s confidant during her trying times.
[27:25] Because of the pandemic, Carly and her fiance’s wedding was postponed.
[29:11] Carly’s creativity blossomed into writing a book, poetry, writing songs of worship, and art.
[35:07] From following society’s standards, Carly shifted to yielding to God’s plan.
[37:24] God speaks to us in so many different ways.
[40:05] Don't get sold on one thing. Explore what you can do, let God guide you.
[43:26] We see vulnerability and others as strength but weakness in ourselves.- Brene Brown
[45:03] A big part of life is finding your calling, but also knowing that it can change. Be open and listen.
[47:32] Be still and know that I'm God. And take one step at a time.
Carly Ogren is a young woman, entrepreneur, baker, accountant, and most especially a woman of faith. She is the baker and owner of Sweet C Baking Co. And recently found her creativity in writing poems, songs, and art. Carly has found her calling, and as she decorates her sweet treats, she also sends a prayer for the family or person who receives it.
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