I’m a realist, a nurse, an avid emoji user and a spirituality and wellness enthusiast.
More important than the labels we tend to identify with, I’m a soul having a human experience.
A perpetual student of life and a work in progress.
Plus, I love good food. Like, love love.
I’ve also gone through some sh*t. (can you relate?)
My family moved almost every year growing up.
My brothers and I attended 13 or 14 different schools, which was equal parts exciting and scary.
But when I was in 8th grade, we finally settled in a suburb of Dallas, Texas.
We had been upper middle class but suddenly were not anymore when my dad lost his job the summer before my sophomore year, leaving our family dynamics in shreds.
I couldn’t afford to wear what the “popular” kids wore and I never had a car to go do the things they were doing on the weekends.
I was that girl who was overweight and self-conscious AF, skipping lunch out of “punishment.”
I tried out every diet I could get my hands on, while still binge eating my emotions in the form of processed crap when no one was around.
It was tough, especially during a time when all you want to do is fit in, right?
I managed to get my first job at 16 and relied on boyfriends and my best friend to get to and from work.
At this point, my relationship with my parents had grown hostile at best, even getting “grounded” for going to visit a college with my boyfriend senior year.
I felt trapped in a home and a body I didn’t love.
So, I moved out at 17.
I struggled financially to make my own way through college, taking out crazy amounts of student loans to buy myself a car, and then sleeping on the floor for a summer because I couldn’t afford a bed.
I was living off $50 a week for gas and groceries, and worked 3 jobs at one point.
“Fun” money was not a thing. “Healthy” wasn’t a priority. I felt like I was just surviving.
On top of that I had terrible acne, leading to terrible self esteem, even after being on birth control for SO many years.
It was on my face. Every day. For everyone to see. The worst.
Finding myself in someone else’s life
Officially an adult, I got married straight out of college.
I lived like any good southern girl - I got my “MRS.,” starved myself and dyed my hair blonde - only to decide 2 years later that that version of me wasn’t making me happy anymore.
I was exhausted, burnt out on trying to be someone I wasn’t.
My life took a turn when I stayed out until 5am one night during the summer of 2014, well after my favorite bar closed, sitting on a front step in downtown Fort Worth, talking with a medium my friend and I had met that night.
I had never actually met one before.
She blew my mind.
She knew things about my life and marriage I had never said out loud.
To make a long story short - I chose me.
I filed for divorce at 24 and my life changed.
I needed to find myself, so I left everything.
I packed up and moved to Colorado, taking a job as a travel Nurse.
I began dating a woman; a woman who would eventually become my wife.
I got off birth control and spent a couple of years dedicated to healing my acne by eating real food, and putting things on my face and in my body that I could actually pronounce.
As a result, I healed my relationship with food, and my face.
I began listening to my body instead of punishing it.
Fast forward to now - I’ve spent the last year and a half finding out where spirituality fits into my life.
After growing up in the church, I knew there had to be something more, but not written in a book or by blindly following arbitrary rules (I never followed rules well anyway).
I’ve had multiple sessions with psychics, mediums, tarot card readers, shaman’s, astrologer’s, and intuitives and dove deep into learning about Human Design, astrology, and how to identify and move past limiting beliefs.
I started meditating and buying every crystal and tarot card deck I could get my hands on.
I made space to heal my thoughts.
And connect with my soul.
I am now someone who firmly believes that we are our own best expert.
And you can’t control the outcome to anything!
The Universe always has your best interest at heart, if you believe it does.
I’ve seen it play out countless times in my own life and I am happier than I’ve ever been before.
My story is still happening, and my past doesn’t define me.
I’m still growing and learning.
And I’m here, pouring it all out onto the internet, hoping my stories, knowledge, and experiences can help you too.
Because growth doesn’t happen in comfort zones, you are worthy of leading a happy life no matter what you’ve come from, and you are never alone.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, have studied tarot, human design, astrology and am a PSYCH-K® facilitator. I also graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I received training in holistic health coaching.
I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose individualized goals and practices that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of where you’re at based on your own limiting beliefs and be able to transform them, leaving you with an improved sense of balance and overall happiness.