I am a wife and working mother of three beautiful girls.
When I was 17, my mother died unexpectedly. The experience changed my life. I was lost and forced to dig myself out of a very dark hole. Becoming a motherless daughter, at such a young age, shaped the woman that I am today. I had to grow up quickly, becoming self sufficient and independent at a time when I needed stability. The loss of my mother made me yearn for unconditional love. Many years later, I found that in my husband and children.
My girls are hilarious and provide me with great content. They are witty and smart and kind- hearted…They are beautiful inside and out.
I strive to set a powerful example for my girls. Empowering them and others is my mission. I constantly reinforce, by my actions, that you can do it all, if you want to. It’s not always easy but it definitely is possible.
I’d found myself telling funny stories about my experiences as a wife and mother. One day, someone said “you should start a blog.” I’d thought about it, but I was extremely fearful. Exposing yourself to judgment and criticism is terrifying.
When I finally decided to take the leap, I put it into the universe. I think there's something about sharing your dreams that has a way of keeping you accountable. My husband built me a website and said "Now, it’s up to you to make it happen.”
In April 2016, my girls and I participated in an Honest Tea campaign. The campaign presented a great opportunity and thersdays.com was launched in the same month.
The support that I’ve received from my family and friends has been amazing. I don’t know where this journey will take me but I’m looking forward to enjoying the ride.
I was introduced to the world of storytelling by my cousin. He’d hosted a storytelling competition in Philly. During a random conversation, I’d asked him to share some themes of upcoming story slams. As he went down the list and stopped at “Little White Lies” we both knew it was kismet.
The Honest Tea campaign that I’d recently participated in, centered around the reveal of a little white lie, about the ice cream truck, that I’d been telling my girls for years. I’d never thought about sharing this story in front of an audience but I couldn’t deny fate. With this story, I entered my first competition and won. This experience opened doors for other opportunities like taking part in Philly's Culture in the Courtyard Series, performing as a featured storyteller in the acclaimed Story Collider and finishing in the top 3 in New York City's The Moth Story Slam.
My love for performing has added a certain level of excitement to my already remarkable life. I’m looking forward to what's next.
"People will forget what you've said. They will forget what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou
I want to uplift and inspire by doing my part in making people feel good about themselves. It's that simple. When you feel good, you do good things and the goodness becomes contagious.
My experiences have taken me through many of life's ups and downs but I'm a true believer that you're only given what you can handle. We all have the power of choice and we must look within and chose happiness.
Through my stories and experiences, I hope people walk away and feel empowered to be their best selves.