My story is more than a financial one. It’s my life and how it was intertwined with bad decisions and lack of money. I was powerless until I realized I had all the power.
It was 3:45 in the afternoon and I was 5 months pregnant with my first child at 19. I was sitting on the floor with nothing in the fridge, but a jar of pickles.
I was so hungry and so broke that I had no other option but to eat the pickles for breakfast….at 3:45 in the afternoon. Up until then, I’d made several destructive choices in my life. But the decision to eat the entire jar of pickles was the catalyst that changed everything.
Soon after, I got really sick. And while I know that you may be reading this thinking, “ewww, TMI”, this was the a-ha moment that started to change me. As I laid on the living room floor of this 600 square foot house, I looked up at God and said “I know…I deserve this”.
As tears ferociously rolled down my cheeks, my chin, and landed on my shirt, every stupid decision I had made in my life since becoming an an 18 year old “adult” flashed before me, like a pile of bricks, lining up one on top of the other, to build up this moment that I’m living right now. The walls were closing in.
Where it All Started
Just months before, despite all sense and tons of advice from family and friends, I’d made the decision to marry an person I barely knew. Someone who, hours before my pickle moment, took my car, my bank card and my cell phone to hang out with his friends, while I sat alone with no money, no car, and no way to call anyone.
I was pregnant, hungry, and nauseous. Life was bleak.
And while a part of me felt like I truly deserved the repercussions of my decisions, I knew that I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life this way. It didn’t take long for the rest of my life to unravel from there.
Fast forward about 7 months later, I was laying on the living room floor once again, in a different apartment, but this time, it was because I had just been beaten, for the first-and LAST-time by my soon to be ex-husband.
The Moment That Changed Everything
This was the moment that I said “ENOUGH”. My past decisions will no longer define my future. I mustered up the courage and the power to take my life back….to change the trajectory of my story….and my daughter’s.
I’m lucky that my county provided some financial help to exit an abusive relationship.
I took the $1,000 they provided and moved back in with my brother, where I slowly, but surely started to put the pieces of my life back together.
A few years after the divorce, I was married to the man of my dreams (celebrating 16 years of marriage this October), I graduated college, had a second daughter and got my financial life in order.
But good financial habits didn’t sink in….just yet.
I found myself in over $100,000 of debt and we had to start the process of repayment all over again.
After becoming debt free in 2018, I became passionate about helping others build good money habits without spending loads of time or feeling overwhelmed.
You might be thinking that you can’t overcome your current circumstances. Maybe you lost a loved one and that sent your finances through a downward spiral. Or your money troubles could’ve been caused by making decisions without knowing any better.
Or you might have thought you had everything in place, but life suddenly rattled your world.
I know what it’s like to feel like you’re never going to get out of debt, or stop the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle. I remember the feeling of despair, and the long nights of looking up at the ceiling wishing God would just take me away.
You’re the Hero in YOUR Story
You have the power to change your life and your finances right now.
I know what it’s like to feel lost. And I’m here to tell you that you no longer ever have to feel lost with your money again. I’m here to help and will provide all the resources you need to whip your finances back in shape, without feeling overwhelmed or confused in the process.
I keep it simple, easy to follow, and super clear so you’re not wasting any of your time.
I’ve shared with you my dreams and all the wonderful things I’ve accomplished. But now, it’s YOUR turn! What will YOU accomplish by controlling your finances?
What dreams are you going to shoot for?
Can’t wait to see you get there!