I am honored to share my overcoming story over on my friend Lauren’s blog today!
Lauren is the one who designed my logo and website. She sells feminine WordPress website templates that are both reasonable and easy to use. I love that she started this Overcoming series a while ago, and I’m just so excited to be a part of it.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am a full-time writing coach and biz consultant, an author of 9 books and a speaker! I absolutely love what I do and I love my clients (who doesn’t like writers?).
GROWING UP, DID YOU ALWAYS DREAM THAT YOU WOULD BE DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING NOW?
No! Growing up, I wanted to be an architect. Then, I went to college to become a high school math teacher. It wasn’t until I was half way through with community college that I realized I wanted to be a writer. I knew I had a stack of journals of my personal thoughts of health issues I had overcome, but I never thought in a million years that I had a voice and that it mattered. So I dared God. I told him, “If you heal me–I’ll do anything!” And He healed me and the rest is history. Or should I say His-story!
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO “GO FOR IT” IN TERMS OF YOUR CAREER GOALS/AMBITIONS?
When I was working at Outreach Events booking the top Christian speakers, it was then I knew that I had to just go for it. I spent almost 2 years there learning behind the scenes what it actually took to become a successful author. I worked hard to apply everything I was learning and then I quit my job in 2009 and never looked back!