I’ve been a registered nurse for 15 years, wow that goes fast. During that time I also became a mom and a wife ♥. We have a blended family of 4 children, giving birth to one, adopting one, and married into the lives of two.

Currently in the process of writing my first book, as with everything, it has proved to be more fulfilling and more difficult than I realized. This blog is mostly made of pieces from my book writing process. A book about being a survivor of sexual abuse as a child who found healing in realizing that I wasn’t alone. My mission and passion is for everyone to see themselves in someone else’s story. A story of rise, healing and overcoming. A story where their pain becomes their beauty and impact. My story is like your story someway, somehow. The story below the surface, the roots, is what gives strength to the Oak.

I come alive as I learn more about people, their stories of overcoming, of failing and of love. It’s made me examine my own journey and direction. It’s during this, I discovered that the process of growing is the most important thing. I’m enlightened by hearing people in their real stories of achievement and rise. Intrigued by their discipline and persistence. Inspired by their struggles. We all have our stories and I hope by being real in mine, that I can inspire people to be real in their own.