Mention Mark Wahlberg or Depeche Mode and my ears perk up. A firm believer in living a life with no regrets, I’ve spent the last twenty years learning that miracles do happen, everything happens for a reason and we can create the life we’ve always dreamed of.
As a young adult I desperately wanted to be able to call myself a United States Marine but as fate would have it, my congenital heart disease wouldn’t allow it. Instead, I served and supported the United States armed forces with 11 years of combined civilian service with the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. Determined, I participated in numerous 5k races, mud runs, even walking sixty miles in three days supporting breast cancer in honor of my mother, regardless of my birth defect.
I studied communications with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in business administration at California State University, Fullerton. This Southern California girl, a first-time author with an inspiring story to tell, continues to strive each day to be the person I encourage others to be, a happier version myself.
I’m surrounded with the love of my family and friends where there is never a dull moment. Always on the go, I’ve spent the last decade shining a positive light on organizations and businesses with my talents in marketing, traveling the globe and living my life to the fullest.
I Didn’t Know I Was Dying…and How I Live(d) is my spiritual journey through heartbreak, loving and being loved, physical and emotional pain, joy, happiness and facing my own mortality. I’m sharing the story of losing both my parents, death of a soul mate, a toxic relationship and congestive heart failure in hopes of inspiring others to be a happier version of themselves, to never wonder “what if”, and live a life with #noregrets.
“I had talked to enough successful people to know that the path to success is often meandering. It can appear to be a series of random events and only in retrospect can one look back and connect the dots.” –Anderson Cooper
I have taken many paths to arrive where I am today. We are always right where we’re meant to be.