I’m addicted to iced coffee, rose gold, sparkles, stars, and everything beautiful. You can find me in the gym, lounging around my house, or spending quality time with my baby girls whenever I have free time.
I’m a single mom of two princesses, a boss babe, an entrepreneur, a CrossFit queen, a go-getter, a lover, a dreamer, and a strong advocate for fitness and wellbeing.
I firmly believe that we attract the energy we put into this world… and that it’s entirely possible to change your life with a simple shift in mindset.
But it hasn’t always been this way for me… I used to be full of pessimism, always playing the victim and regularly making excuses about why I wasn’t good enough for the things I desired.
Only recently did I discover that YOU have the power to create your own reality. YOU make the choices that lead to better opportunities. YOU wake up every morning, and YOU decide whether it’ll be a good day or not.
Because here’s the thing… life happens. It happens to all of us. Each and every person has their own unique set of circumstances that can either make or break them… and you know what? We’ll never be able to control that.
But YOU can decide how to respond to these events. Will you let them crush your dreams? Or will you grow from them? The choice is 100% yours.
Victims sink, and survivors swim.
A few years ago, I went through the darkest chapter of my life… fueled by postpartum depression, the wrong medication, a soul-sucking job, and infidelity. The cards were stacked against me.
With my new marriage already on the rocks, I had two babies, one after the other.
I struggled to balance work life and motherhood as the work kept piling up. This led to “bad mom” guilt, which fueled my depression and strained my marriage.
Even though I was supposed to be at my highest, I felt dead inside.
And just when I started to get used to things, I was hit with the biggest blow I’ve ever experienced…
One night, right before bed, a few days before our wedding anniversary, my husband told me that he had been cheating on me with a family friend.
Okay, so it may not seem like a big deal to some… I mean, it happens all the time. But when it happens to you, it’s different. It’s different when it’s the one person you trusted more than anyone, the one you created life with.
Nothing in the world could’ve prepared me for the devastation I felt.
For several months, I had crippling anxiety. Some days, I couldn’t even get out of bed. Other times, I’d stay awake all night, trying to wrap my head around it. I drove myself crazy, continuously replaying the events in my head.
When I did go to work, I sat in my office and cried all day.
It was intense. But, long story short… despite our efforts to save the marriage, the damage was just too extensive, and we eventually separated.
I felt like I walked through hell that year. Many days, I felt like giving up, and people were pretty concerned about my well-being.
But I knew I had to pull myself together and be there for my kids. Every day, I continued to fight, always asking God to lead the way.
I spent a lot of time meditating, journaling, practicing self-care, listening to affirmations,… anything I could do to keep myself going.
And then, one day, during meditation, everything just clicked. I was guided through this incredible trial so that I could heal myself, share my experience, and be a guiding light for others.
I was chosen to be a bad ass warrior who conquers the darkness.
If I could just spread light to even one small thing each day, it would ripple into other people’s lives and light up the world.
When my husband left, I turned my life around. There were no more excuses.
I adopted a new attitude.
I started doing CrossFit every day, which, btw, is the ABSOLUTE best way to channel all those frustrations. Nothing sets my soul on fire like slamming around heavy barbells.
And even though I’m older and wasn’t in the best shape, I worked super hard until I got where I wanted to be… and that motivated others to start doing the same.
This led to me becoming a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (which was entirely out of my comfort zone), and now I help others crush their goals and build confidence as a coach at my gym.
I surrounded myself with a solid group of inspirational, motivational, positive, uplifting friends. When I find things to be uncomfortable, I lean into them with love.
I’ve spent a lot of time researching personal development, and it’s a daily priority to love myself and spread as many good vibes as possible.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m far from perfect.
We all have our days, and I’m continually evolving… but now, I try to look at things from a different perspective. Everything is a learning experience that was put here to help us grow.
Life ebbs and flows… and you have to shift with it. Even the bad days have a purpose.
It’s all part of the bigger plan, and we should take whatever we can from the trials we endure.
Life is too short to be spent miserably. We all have the power to live the life we want. And while it might take some work and discipline, I promise you’ll get there if you stay consistent and persistent.
This blog is a place for me to share the tools that have helped me transform my life into a positive, abundant lifestyle. I want to help you do the same thing.
So we can light up the world together.
Let’s Talk About Blogging
You may know me from my other blog, HolleewoodHair.com.
It all started in 2012 as a side hustle to my hairstyling business, and trust me… it’s been through a lot of ups and downs since then.
The good news is that when I started, I had decent writing skills and a brain full of hair knowledge.
The bad news is that I had no idea what I was doing… and you better believe that I made some big mistakes along the way.
But that’s okay… because these days, it’s a pretty successful blog that brings in several thousands of dollars each month.
Blogging is my passion. I can honestly say that I love it.
Not only do you get to creatively express yourself, but it’s also like a fun game that you have to figure out. How do you rank #1 on Google? How do you show up in people’s Pinterest feeds? Never a dull moment.
Oh, and don’t forget that you can totally make a living doing it.
Even though it sounds pretty daunting at first, it’s totally possible and honestly not that hard to make it. It all comes down to consistently putting in work.
I’ve spent countless hours testing things, educating myself, and keeping up with the current trends. I’ve listened to tons of podcasts, worked through big-name courses, and read more blogging articles than I can count.
People always ask how I found success with blogging… so here I am, ready to share my expertise with you.
Get ready, my friend. It’s gonna be wild.
Until next time,
Let’s Be Friends
So now that you know practically everything about me, I’d love to learn more about you. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with an introduction and a few topics you’re interested in learning about.