For years, I’ve landed in situations that for one reason or another enabled me to provide advice to those around me. Sometimes it was due to paralleled tracks, the ‘I’ve been through it, here’s my experience’ type of thing. Other times it’s been due to my profession, I work full-time in marketing and public relations, and I also teach as an adjunct faculty member at a local university. I also had my son at 17, completed my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees back-to-back and tried to prioritize community and volunteerism along the way. Regardless of the role I played with my advisees, I was always reiterating the same sentiment, everyone will lay out what brush you should use, what color palate you should have, and what your end picture should look like. But you’re only going to be happy when you start dreaming about what that blank canvas could become. You get to choose what you want to paint with, how you want to paint, and what you want your painting to become… And better yet, if you make a mistake or don’t know what the finished piece looks like, that’s okay. You’re allowed to figure the picture out as you start creating it.
So, here I am, Canvas. A ‘painting’ that will highlight adventures with my little man, Science Kid Caiden, showcase how I work to balance life as a single mother, working two jobs. I’m sure you’ll hear about Einstein the rescue dog, my love/hate relationship with fitness, and how excited I am to create a future I’ve dreamed about. I’m excited to paint my picture with you along the way, and hope you’ll keep reading and commenting along the way.