Updated: Jul 27
Where I’ve been has made me who I am.
At the age of 15, I decided to quit high school. Things weren’t going well. At the age of 40, I was able to go to college, where spent several years obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development. Earning a degree was a longtime dream. I worked hard and graduated with honors.
In 2007, I took a gamble and started an Allstate Insurance Agency. I thrived. And by the time it sold in 2017, I had won many awards, including grand trips. I was finally able to see some of the world.
I grew tired of dealing with the stress of the agency, and was beginning to lose my joy. There just weren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done right. If I am going to do it, I want it to be my best. I needed to have more time more with my children, grand-children, friends, and family. Things were getting harder as the pressure grew. Never able to relax because I never stopped to truly rest. Always thinking about work; the employees, the ever-changing business model, and the never-ending challenges. I finally buckled under the pressure. I felt forced to sell due to the unrelenting stress I was unable to manage. That was when I decided to coach with Bill Cortright.
This one decision changed everything for the better. I live in peace.
Life is much different when you feel relaxed and you are living peacefully. Until recently, I honestly had never known what it felt like to relax and enjoy the moment. I do now.
I am now a snow-bird. I live in Arizona in the winter, and Oregon in the summer. I love to travel, entertain, and I am a fan of NFL football. Most of all I love my people! I cherish my time with family and friends. People often say I’ve never known a stranger. All are welcome in my world.