I have worked in college financial aid for almost 17 years, assisting students with the financial means to obtain their educational goals. I am also completing my own educational goals, as I work towards my Masters’ degree, in “Family Studies.” My lifelong passion is to encourage and uplift other people. After many years of encouraging others one on one, I am now taking it to the next level, by now encouraging others through my book and motivational speaking. Through my book I strive to help people to realize their own power to overcome adversity, to see that the future does not need to be dictated by the past, how to create their own path to accomplish goals and dreams, to discover the empowerment of self-encouragement, as well as to see the many ways they can encourage others around them day to day.
My childhood was plagued with depression, and times of feeling suicidal. During my early adult years, I learned to receive encouragement from other people in my life, and to be able to empower myself. This included becoming able to verbalize my feelings, to acquire the ability to communicate with others about my childhood, and to receive assistance in obtaining inner healing. It then became my lifelong passion to encourage other people. Over the years I have been fortunate to be able to encourage and help many individuals, partly through my work in higher education, as well as previously being a foster parent. It has been an amazing journey of watching people to become empowered in their lives, to overcome adversities of life, and to reach their own personal lifelong goals and dreams.
I am now taking that to another level, through my book and motivational speaking. It is my desire to encourage and inspire as many people around the world as possible, one life at a time. This is my number one lifelong passion. Once I am able to do this full time, it will be the accomplishment of my ultimate dream in life.