Who am I?
Geeze. Such a complex question!
I’ll give you the simple version for now.
You will get to know me more deeply though my posts.
Hi! I’m Janet.
I’m a Daughter, Sister, Wife & Mother.
I’m a domestic abuse survivor.
I suffer from anxiety, depression and PTSD-
But I REFUSE to let those things define me.
Yes they helped shape me into who I am-
But they are just a part of me.
I was born and raised in South Dakota, Thought I knew it all at 19 years old and I moved half way across the USA to the East Coast to “find myself.”
My dad- who has an amazing story of his own that I will chat about later- is re-married. My mom- who has helped to shape me into the strong woman I am today- has been dating the same guy for the past 10ish or so years. They might as well just be married in my book.
I was taken advantage of by a man for several years who was 22 years old when we met- I was just 14. Through years of counseling I have discover that relationship groomed me to make bad choices in men.
I ended up in several unhealthy mentally abusive relationships. I was thing to find my self worth in men. Couple that with some low self esteem and before I knew it I found myself a physically abusive relationship that almost killed me.
Getting out of there was hardest thing I have ever done, and it has now become my greatest blessing- I am now equipped with the knowledge and the strength to help other women get out of and get though similar situations.
I’m married to a wonderful patient kind and loving husband, who is a Saint. He’s one of those good ones. He fights so hard for our relationship & our marriage. He refuses to give up on me even when I want to give up on myself.
We went though some hardships to have our sweet baby girl. Infertility, which lead to surgery. They found and removed endometriosis. Th doctor also found a few more conditions that thankfully they were able to treat. And to our surprise- two months later we found out we were going to be parents!
I struggled with sickness and gallbladder attacks though my pregnancy. Six months after I had our girl I had my gallbladder revolved. That removal resulted in a bile leak, which caused a liver abscess and eventually sepsis. I was septic & very sick.
I don’t think we realized how sick I was until it was all over. 10 weeks of going though recovery and my anxiety, depression and ptsd symptoms were at an all time high.
Seeking treatment though counseling and stubbornly taking medication has helped. There is one thing that helps me the most. Helping others.
Specifically helping other women feel and know they are not alone & that they can do hard things.
Helping women with their self esteem & showing them just how strong they really are. That, that is what helps me the most.
I’m currently a stay at home mama/work from home online health and wellness coach. I feel that I have found my true calling. My passion is helping other women see their true potential and helping them to figure out how to set and reach goals to become a physically and mentally healthier version of themselves.
Now you can also add blogger to my resume!
People keep telling me that I need to blog- or that I should write a book or become a motivational speaker- and funny cause I feel that God is gently nudging me in that direction!
I have been putting off starting a blog because I wanted it to be perfect and have everything laid out and put in place exactly how I envisioned it.
But like my life-
It is not perfect nor will it ever be!
And I’m finally okay with that!!
If I keep waiting for the perfect time to start, I never will.
So welcome, I’m so glad you are here.
Please have some grace with me while I figure out this blogging thing and work out the little bugs and kinks along the way!
My hope and prayer is that getting my story- my life, my struggles, the good, the bad and the ugly – out there for you all to see will help you to know you are not alone. Will help you to see that no one is perfect and we all need to live with grace.
There is someone who has trudged the way before you and knows what you are going though. They know the steps you are walking. There is always someone that is willing to be there for you- to listen, to help & to support you along the way.
I truly hope that I can be one of those people for you. 😘