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 28 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 and publishing 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 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. I took an extended break for a while. I'm currently juggling life working in the corporate world and meanwhile learning, growing and doing what it takes to create my dream life of being a full-time author!
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 youngest son and enjoying every moment watching his excitement as he reaches his dreams of being a best-selling author!
I'm 'Living in Jotopia' - living life by my terms and it feels so good! I know in my soul I'm on the right path. I've found my purpose and that is to write and publish books and help YOU get your story out in the world!
Sending love and light from Jotopia, I hope you can feel it!
My heart and soul.