I want to use my love for writing and creative expression to help others find their spark and put joy back into their life.
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Social Work-University of Southern Mississippi
Masters of Science in Psychology- University of Southern Mississippi
Trained Reiki I and II with Tambi Matich, Franklin, Tennessee
IACT Certified Hypnotherapist- trained with Mark Johnson, Dallas, Texas
Professional Screenwriting Program Graduate- University of California Los Angeles
Writer’s Bootcamp Member
I wanted to write a personal note to introduce myself. My friends decribe me as a modern-day gypsy. I suppose that is because I could never stay any place too long. But it wasn’t just geographically; I didn’t stay in relationships or jobs that long either. I was searching.
I didn’t have much emotional support growing up so I sought my identity through others only to end up feeling empty. I’ve lost friends along the way as I’ve tried to conform to the beat of many drums- not certain who I really was. The pressure and anxiety lead to self-destructive behaviors that eventually led to shame, guilt, divorce and depression.
At the age of thirty, I was divorced, no children, no family, no money and stuck in a energy sucking job. I had surely hit rock bottom but somehow I knew that my life wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Although writing was my first love and creative outlet in life, my dad encouraged a more practical course of study so I chose a Psychology major. Although I didn’t practice long after graduate school, I never stopped studying Psychology. It wasn’t my calling to be a traditional therapist.
I kept a fierce passion for personal growth and my first love, writing.
Trading that career in for a corporate setting was not exactly an upgrade. Monetarily it was but emotionally it wasn’t for me. Always reading and journaling, I kept a fierce passion for personal growth and my first love, writing.
This small town girl found new philosophies, new practices and a holistic approach of overall health and wellbeing. I was doing the inner work and things were transforming. I found the man I would spend my life with and I gave birth to our daughter at the age of 39. My only source of anxiety was that I was holding onto work that no longer served me. I was trying to be all things to all people. The only thing worse than the stress was the immense fear of leaving the known and walking into the unknown.
I knew I couldn’t straddle fences anymore. Was I going to take the road less traveled? Was I going to create a life that fullfilled me completely and had meaning that resonated with my soul? This was my call to adventure.
I think you know what I chose and the journey is still unfolding!