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Too many women are being who they should be, not who they are.  We are overwhelmed and unfulfilled.  I had enough, and I decided someone needs to do something and I'm someone.

 

I'm Andrea. Encourager, connector, lover of life & all things inspiration. ​I know what it feels like to make decisions based on insecurity and doubt, afraid to be your authentic self.  

If you’re interested, this is my story.

I WAS A STAY AT HOME MOM

I left a job that I loved for the only thing I wanted more, to raise my own kids. 

 

It was a good life but I wasn’t expecting how lonely it would feel.   

 

I didn't know that I would feel like I hadn't contributed to the family because I didn't contribute financially, 

 

I didn't know that I would lose my identity in the thing that I love the most.

I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was meant for more.   But I felt guilty for thinking that. Who am I to complain?  I should be grateful.

 

So when those feelings of not enough would rise I would push them down, put a smile on my face, and be grateful for good enough.

 

I thought I was the only one.

 

Then it happened, almost as if I didn’t know this was the eventual outcome, I was an empty nester. 

40 something with no real identity outside of being a Mom and a wife.   No college degree, no career. I was stuck.  

 

So I started listening to women. I paid attention to the things we were saying and the things we were not.

 

What I discovered is that we take the path of least resistance. We go along to get along. 

 

We are overwhelmed and unfulfilled and we think we are the only ones.

 

I decided I had enough.  Someone needs to do something, and I'm someone.  So I empowered myself.  I stopped being ashamed of what I didn’t have, I looked inside and found the qualities that I do have.    

 

I found my gift and I embraced it.  I'm using it to help women just like you to become confident enough to stand up for themselves, brave enough to stand up for others, and strong enough to create the world you want to live in.   

You deserve to know this feeling.   You are the hero of your story.

You don’t have to wait until your kids go off to college to find yourself.  Life is happening now!  Each one of us brings a gift to the table. When we show up with our unique experience, it makes that table stronger, not weaker. 

 

 The answer to your happiness is not in your bank account, your title, or the number on the scale.  It’s in your heart.  Embrace the qualities that make you, you.  Be who you are, not who you should be.

Thanks for stopping by my page.  If you've read this far, my story resonates with you, let's connect.