I really put myself out there. I share everything from what I ate for breakfast and what my abs look like (because I'm a health and fitness coach) to my family plans and personal goals and dreams. I've invited the world to come on a new life adventure with me! That is not for everyone, and I totally get it. I know that for every 10 people who read my posts, 9 of you will not be interested. I'm okay with that! I also know that 1 in 10 will be motivated and inspired by what I share. 1 in 10 will reach out and connect with me. Those people will be encouraged to get healthy, or buy the RV, or write the book, or go back to school.... or whatever it is that they have wanted to do, but needed the encouragement to get started. I'm sharing my life, my stories, my past, and my dreams for you! You are who I hope to cultivate relationships with, and who I hope to bring joy and inspiration. I have overcome so much in my life, and I don't think that I have come this far to only come this far. I know that my story and triumphs can change lives, the way that other people have changed mine. I won't give you my entire life history today lol, but I will tell you that I've traveled a long hard road to become the woman I am today. I have overcome a childhood of domestic violence, poverty, the foster care system, becoming a teenage mother and high school dropout. I am a sexual assault survivor. I have lost both of my biological parents, one to suicide. I have a special needs child and my husband is semi -disabled. I took that pain and turned it into creativity and passion. My sister and I are the first generation in our family to break the cycle of domestic violence and that alone is huge! I returned to school, pregnant at 16 and I was the graduation speaker that following year with my 10 month old son in the audience. That same boy came with me when he was 14 years old to my college graduation where I graduated with honors. It took me a long time to get there, but I got there! I have volunteered and given back for many years at our local help centers, to help those in crisis, poverty, and domestic violence situations. That has always been my passion. I am an advocate for mental health awareness and autism. I repaired my relationship with my mother and found total forgiveness and peace before she died when I was 28 years old. I have fought relentlessly for my middle son who could not speak until he was 4 years old. He is on the autistic spectrum, and he is also the sunshine of my life. I'm not trying to blow my own horn here, I'm sharing this because I know that people need living, breathing examples of courage. People need hope that they too can become the exception, and not the rule. I want people to believe that they are capable of overcoming anything and achieving everything that they work for. My husband is faced with an autoimmune disorder that is wrecking his body. I want to help him live out his retirement dreams now in our 30's before he's no longer physically able to. We are cashing it all in, selling the house and hitting the road. This took insane courage, and I'm a little scared! But I feel so alive! Do something brave today friends.