This further became an issue when my health declined, leading to the eventual diagnosis of lupus nephritis. I no longer recognized myself and went through a season where I wondered about the purpose of living since I was incredibly sick and in a great deal of pain. I felt that I was simply existing.
But something interesting happened when I spent some time getting to know the new me and learned the value of self-acceptance.
Now don’t get me wrong, it didn’t come easy and it’s something I continue to work on daily, but I’ve realized that when we rise to the challenge of complete, unqualified, self-acceptance we find personal fulfillment, peace of mind and greater self-confidence.
This way of life has allowed me to start living my life and pursuing new goals again and now I want others to experience the same shift that I did. The shift that you create when you accept yourself completely for who you are, regardless of your circumstances. The shift that gives you the confidence to pursue the goals and dreams that are on your heart.
This led me to take my experience as a certified digital marketer and combine it with a certification in life coaching to create an environment for my clients to truly succeed, both personally and professionally. Together, we work through proven systems to develop the confidence needed to take action on the visibility strategies that will help their business grow.
As a chronic illness warrior, I fully live out my conviction that through self-acceptance, courage, and the right guidance and support dreams should be chased and goals can be accomplished despite our hurdles. I believe everything we face in our lives can be used for good. As CS Lewis says, “Every disability conceals a vocation, if only we can find it.”
I believe that while the situations we find ourselves in will always be unique, that also means that our solutions will be unique, which is the definition of competitive advantage. My motto is, “In Life, Love & Biz… Romans 8:28” which states that we can be sure that every detail in our lives will be worked into something good.
I’m happily married to my high-school sweetheart, I’m also the proud Mom of two brilliant and beautiful young ladies and two golden retrievers (affectionately nicknamed, The Twinkies).
I love Starbucks, knitting, true crime podcasts and documentaries, and strongly believe that Friday nights should include pizza and Netflix.