I married my high school sweetheart, my first ever, real boyfriend when I was 22. At my engagement party, I couldn’t even legally drink the champagne since I was under 21.
As a young 23-year-old and pregnant with my first child, I found out the baby I was carrying, a son, had Spina Bifida. I had 3 weeks to “make a decision”. I never prayed so much during this extremely terrifying and emotional time, as I did for the rest of the five-months I was pregnant. My prayers were answered.
My prayers being answered did not mean that my son didn’t have Spina Bifida, it meant that he is doing great and he can walk. It also didn’t mean that throughout the years of raising him, it wasn’t without struggle. So many challenges in navigating the world of a child with extra needs, but so worth it because of all the gifts he brings to the world.
I went through a bitter divorce when my kids were 3,5, and 7. Having to go back to work as a travel agent while raising my kids was difficult to juggle. It was hard to make ends meet and take care of all of the household responsibilities by myself. But in hindsight, it was another chance to learn what I was made of.
Three years later, I met my prince at the ball! (literally) He was handsome, intelligent, liked kids, and was rich! I thought my financial worries were over. Ha!
They were…until my husband lost his job. Suddenly my handsome, intelligent, C-level executive husband was unemployable…for 6 years! (Cinderella story turns into Schitt’s Creek)
I blamed him for not trying hard enough, I blamed his boss for letting him go, I blamed my parents for not making me go to college…it was everyone else’s fault but mine. I was a victim.
It was not until I stopped blaming outside circumstances on our situation and released my negativity, that our lives began to change for the better.
Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, I began to understand that I was born with everything I ever needed to succeed in life.
I would love to help you begin to see the yellow brick road instead of the brick wall. Understand that you are here for a purpose and were created to shine your incredible light on others.
What is your story? Let me help you find out why you have been walking this scary dark road, and help you style the life you were born to live.