Seeking the Extraordinary

Last spring, we made a big move to East Texas from Louisville, KY.

I planned on continuing my photography business and continuing the same level of clients and income I had before the move. Unfortunately, rebuilding my business had a slow start and as is my normal, I became discouraged and fearful. I also had my newly diagnosed arthritis condition that caused a lot of pain after every session. Then I met a new friend. Her family had just moved here as well. She was oober stylish, way more sophisticated than I could ever hope to be! Then someone asked her about her bag. That’s when I heard of Sseko for the first time. I listened as she shared a little bit about the company. Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion design company based in Uganda. I will not share all the details about the story here, but let’s just say Sseko began as a way to generate income for young women to continue on to university. Every woman who has graduated from Sseko is currently pursuing her college degree or has graduated from university and is on her way to making her dreams a reality! My friend was the only ‘Fellow’ in Tyler area. More about that below. I had often considered doing direct sales, but something always held me back from jumping on board a team. Mostly, it was my own fear of inability and likely failure.

Fast forward to a Sip and Savor she hosted for ladies interested in learning more about Sseko. The moment I saw our founder’s video and learned the detailed story behind Sseko, I was hooked. This was a company with a humble beginning, an amazing mission, and world-changing ideas that were actually making an impact! Sseko dreams big and once a dream is realized, continues to dream even bigger. So of course, I decided to become a Fellow! Becoming a Fellow means you join team Sseko with the purpose of spreading our story to your community and make sales to help our women in Uganda and earn some commission along the way.

My goal now is to educate my community that though we cannot control the evil in this world, we do have a voice about what kind of world we want to live in and can be part of some extraordinary changes. The women of Sseko Uganda have faced obstacles that most of us cannot imagine, but have continued to fight for their dreams and stand bravely in the face of affliction.

Meet Judy. She is my Sole Sister for 2017. I cannot wait to share more with you about this sweet soul! Like and follow my Facebook page, Finding Extraordinary, to see updates about Judy, learn about ethical living, and get updates about our fabulous new products! And something in this story stirs your heart, and you think you might just want to find out how you can be a part of this amazing story, email me at ssekokjenkins@gmail.com.

Sseko (and my amazing bosses) have inspired me to shoot for more out of life. Day after day, many of us do the same things over and over and over. The precious little life you were blessed with becomes a routine. The hand-holding becomes necessary rather than sacred. We used to get goosebumps anytime our spouse was near, but now he’s basically a roommate. Your basic wish in life has been met (people to love), but it’s fulfillment seems so mundane now. We have to be intentional with our time. We must seek out the extraordinary in the midst of the ordinary or the blessings we have right in front of us begin to be a never-ending cycle of monotony.

Let’s seek the extraordinary together.

xoxo, Kara

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