Who am I? Which description do you want? I am…
A passionate mom to 5 boys
Married to my BFF who somehow manages to get better looking with age
Follower of Jesus Christ
A future New York Times Best Selling Author (affirmations are key right? But seriously…buy my books pretty please!),
Successful business woman
Harry Potter enthusiast
My life is full, and I love it that way! I love adventure. I love simplicity. I love family. I love all things silly. I love people.
Stephen and I met in college and it was not love at first sight. He thought I was a bossy know it all. I thought he was old and nerdy. We were both right and it turned out to be a match made in heaven. He can make me laugh until I cry, and is the steady to my storm. Stephen is loyalty and devotion. I am creativity and drive. We make a good team.
Our boy factory started early! I was 22 when we had our first son, and then they just kept coming. By the time we had our 5th, I declared it to be a boy before the Ultrasound technician. “How did you see that so quickly?” She asked. “I’ve seen it before.” Was my answer. Our boys are the best, and since I do not know how to braid hair, it probably works out for the best that I have no girls.
I never intended to be a business woman. I always wanted to be a mom. But life and God kept calling me into business growth. And through business, I found myself connecting with my message and purpose. For several years those two desires were locked in a major battle and my happiness was the casualty. And then I hit my critical turning point. I realized that I was living by other people’s rules. I had adopted someone else’s definition of what it meant to be a wife, a mother, a business woman, and even a Christian. I found it exhausting to try to live someone else’s life. And let’s be honest, I wasn’t very good at it.
I had worked so hard for so many years building a stable life and it felt like a prison. My life was full of “have to’s” and “need to’s.” I had worked really hard to get everything I wanted, and then found I wasn’t enjoying what I had. I missed creativity. I missed play. I missed the girl who wore ripped up jeans in the 90’s and listened to the Rolling Stones while the other kids listened to Puff Daddy.
And that my friends, was the time I decided to redefine my life! I’ve been on this journey now for probably 10 years. And I can honestly say, I love the life I live.
Why start this blog?
Trust me I’ve asked myself that question many times! I run a 7 figure business coaching company already, so when the idea for this blog started swimming in my mind, I tried to push it out. In fact, I put it off for almost 2 years. But somehow it swam from my brain to my heart and I simply couldn’t squash it.
I love business, but life is so much more than business. I am so much more than business! I wanted a space to share more of me. Who I am as a woman, a mother, a wife, and create a space where we can focus on what matters most.
Building a sisterhood
When you impact a woman you impact her entire community. Women are amazing! We are valuable. We make a difference. I want to create a community where we can laugh, cry, encourage each other, and stand together. Let’s judge less and support more. Let’s celebrate our wins instead of being threatened by them. There will always be room for more goodness. So let yours shine sister!