In 2008, I made a life changing decision. I left an abusive marriage. I was extremely uncertain about where my journey would take me. I only knew that I could not continue down the path I was on, especially with my children. I was a very sad, broken individual. I was embarrassed and ashamed. I was financially challenged. It would prove to be one of the best decisions. I could have ever made.

The photo doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of my holistic success. But, it’s a great collage of one photo for every year since I rediscovered myself. Over the past ten years, I’ve started a business, a non-profit, gotten remarried, raised my children, became a proud MiMi, reconnected on my spiritual journey, became a 2x Amazon best selling author, have spoken and presented on some amazing stages, met some of the most interesting people in the fields I love, and most of all, learned how to love myself. One of the most amazing things I came to terms with while putting together these series of photos was recognizing that I am holistically beautiful. You cannot look at the photos and instantly tell which one is from the beginning of my journey and which one is the most current. I didn’t see myself and aesthetically or emotionally attractive.

As we enter into 2019, I am extremely excited about the direction of my life. I have s.m.a.r.t. goals. I have a great support system. I believe in myself. I have definitely experienced some major setbacks. I have disappointed others. I’ve been disappointed. The valley moments have given me the tools and courage I needed to accomplish the peaks and fully appreciate the process it took to get to them. I thank you for reading, and for being part of my journey. Sign up for my newsletter if you haven’t already. I’ll be sharing more news, events, prizes, and surprizes.