I have been encouraged for years to write, but the last few years have evolved in such a way that the content of my writing has been shifted, widened and it has taken me a while to make sense of much of what this blog would focus on. I am the mom of an Only Child. I am a Law Enforcement Wife to one of the hardest working men I have ever known. He is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Which means, I am on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our family. I am a Motherless Daughter and a Parentless Parent. I lost my mom when I was 15 years old to Cirrhosis after a long struggle with alcoholism and my father passed away when I was 34 years old after a 7-year battle with Cancer. My son never had the opportunity to meet either of my parents. Among the many hats I wear, I am also a Private Career Counselor and Adjunct Professor at a Private University in the Northeast.
All of the life experiences I have had to date, make up the person I am today. Without the successes, failures, struggles, traumas and amazing experiences, I would not be the person I am. We all have our own journey. This is mine. My hope is that throughout the time we spend together, I am able to offer an insight that may at times inspire you as well as motivate you. Other times, I hope to let you in to possibly help you understand a struggle you or a loved one might be going through from a personal perspective. I am not a clinician. I am simply a woman who deeply cares about making a positive impact and has decided to share my journey that as challenging as it has been, has provided me a framework for never giving up. Feel free to comment, but please refrain from commenting negatively towards anyone else’s comments. This blog is for support, not judgement. At the end of the day, just be kind…for we truly will never know the journey of another and the struggles they might have….
The Sparkle part? There is so much to the Sparkle!!! Kind of like finding your joy! Two things I have fought to find, keep and never let go of. But as many of you all know, sometimes the sparkle fades and the joy subsides….The key is to find the inner strength within yourself to get it back. Fight for it! Remember how good it feels and when you have those days that seem to welcome in the darkness, look for the things that help bring out your sparkle.
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