It all started in 2006 when my marriage fell apart and I had to make hard choices. I never ever…EVER dreamed I would be divorced, but there I was in the middle of a divorce. My kids were 2, 4 and 6 years old at the time. I had 2 courses left to finish my degree that I had walked away from almost 2 decades before. I had not worked outside the home in many years and even when I did, I worked at Not-for-profits, so I was not likely to be raking in the big bucks. My divorce was tumultuous and lasted almost 3 years.
Flash forward 10 year later and I finished my undergraduate degree, went on to get a masters degree and I am over 1/2 way through my 2nd masters degreee. I got certified in traumatic stress studies, became a masters level yoga instructor, and I am a Rule 31 listed mediator specializing in high conflict divorce, post-divorce and custody issues. I also managed to set foot on every continent and run a marathon on 6 of them. (Will finish my 7th continent in 2019.)
Everything you are telling yourself right now is probably untrue. No, I did not get a huge settlement in my divorce, quite the contrary. Now you might be thinking, I must have won the lottery? Nope. I did not win the lottery, inherit some long lost relatives fortune or any other story you are thinking in your head.
My story is incredible, but its one for all of us. My story is story of hope and I want to give others the same hope. It is what happens when you just take each next step. You can do the same thing. Well, you probably have no desire to run a marathon on every continent, so whatever your “thing” is; you have got this!
Trainings & Credentials
BA in Psychology/MA in Conflict Management/MMFT in Progress