We don’t get to choose how we are brought into this world, but we can choose what we do when we arrive. This is a picture of me when I was only 5. I was born into a dysfunctional family. That is not so unusual these days. If you’ve ever wondered what type of woman I am, where I came from, where I am going, why I have such a heart to help women and especially young girls this video is your answer. I open up my heart to you and share a very small piece of my past. I’m not a huge fan of spilling it all or sharing deep dark secrets. So for me this video is a raw moment. It is A past that was not filled with wonderful or happy memories. Yet interestingly enough I rarely think of my life when I was young. Not that I don’t remember most of it but it is so far removed from the woman I have become today that I don’t allow the crap that happened in my past to define my future. Pain is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate. I’ve had my share. In this video I did have a rather surprising emotional response when telling part of my story. My father was a drunk. I was rejected by my biological father. In spite of the pain and hurtful words he used to speak over my life I am totally healed and I did overcome. No matter what he said to me I can look at my life and know that I have achieved great success and will continue on the path up and over.
Many girls and women are suffering today. Together we can make a difference in their lives. We can share our stories of pain, hope and recovery. That if I over came so can you. It’s not about what was done to you it’s about what you DO with what was done to you. You can spend your life feeling sorry or you can choose to rise up and overcome in spite of the heartache and disappointments. In this video I share a small piece of my personal story of my drunk dad and the abuse and words he spoke over me. My story of rejection, abuse and overcoming. If I did it so can you. I know this is unusual for me but I hope that by sharing a small piece of my life you too will have the courage to help others and share your stories of triumph. We are women, we are mighty and we are a force that can forever change a life.