Originally from England, I came to the States as a student in my early 20's little knowing that I'd fall in love and make Atlanta my home! If you'd have told me 26 years ago that I'd be a Mum to four boys, I would have laughed and called you bonkers!
For 25 years, I worked in Corporate America in various roles for a Fortune 500 company. With every passing year came more and more stress. The weight of my responsibilities as a Mum, wife and corporate leader became increasingly heavy.
I was that Mum who was completely overwhelmed and felt like I was failing in every aspect of my life. Deep down, I fell into a pretty dark depression and was on the brink of a nervous breakdown. On the surface, no one knew I was struggling, but internally I was fighting a daily battle to keep a smile on my face and put one foot in front of the other.
In 2020, I was furloughed and it was then that my world began to change. I'd always had a dream of writing children's books. In my heart, I knew I was born to write and be creative, yet I never allowed myself this dream or gave myself the time to explore it. Being furloughed, for me, was a life-changing gift. I spent my time writing books, getting my coaching certificate and dreaming of a life where I could touch hearts with my books.
When the time came to go back to work, I just couldn't do it. Something in me had shifted and I knew this was my 'now or never' moment. So I took it. I grabbed life by the horns and flung myself into a new career of author and coach.
Although still very busy and leading a mainly hectic life, I now at least get to call the shots. I'm designing my life where I get to be the Mum who has time to spend with her kids. I'm writing books with my younger sons and enjoying every moment watching their excitement as they too, become published authors!
I'm 'Living in Jotopia' - living life by my terms and it feels so good. It's both exhilarating and terrifying being an entrepreneur, but I know in my soul this is what I'm here to do.
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My heart and soul.