It was during this time I was also dealing with the reality that my oldest daughter had a substance abuse problem. This put an incredible amount of additional stress on the household. In 2019 I realized that nothing had changed in my marriage and I filed for divorce. It took almost a year for the settlement paperwork to finalize. I sold the home I had designed from the floor plan up and moved with my babies to start a new life: one that I can honestly say is full, and confident, and happy. As hard as everything has been over the past two decades, I am so grateful for the journey. After all, a certain amount of darkness is needed to see the stars.
Life is messy. And confusing. And can be really sad. But, it can also be peaceful and beautiful and redeeming. I've been there. I've felt hopeless, worthless, abused, and betrayed. I've been through a messy divorce and have a child battling the disease of addiction. I'm here to tell you that you can have peace and joy regardless of where you've been and what you're going through. I fought hard to find the tools to heal and I am inspired to walk down these roads with you.
You matter. You are worthy of a beautiful life in spite of any circumstances, past or present. I want to show you HOW. I'm grateful you're here. And I've got you.
In my freshman year of college at age 19 I became pregnant with my first child. I married her father and we divorced after less than 2 years. I loaded up my jeep with everything I could and made the 15 hour drive back home. I went back to school and graduated Georgia State University in 3 years with Honors.
It was at Georgia State that I met my husband. We married in 2006 and had 3 beautiful children together. In 2017 I found out that our marriage was in serious trouble. We attended counseling for a year and attempted to reconcile. In 2018 I became sick with an auto-immune disease from the constant stress of the past year. I began working on myself with the help of my own coach/therapist and started a design business.