For years, I have thought about telling my story. I hesitated because I thought it would be too depressing, too sad, and I thought people would not find it believable. I have endured considerable hardships, including the death of my brother, stepson, and most recently my husband Daniel. I struggled through my first husband's addiction, a divorce and ultimately his death too. I lost my home to a fire. I saw my son be diagnosed with a genetic disease. I've lost my job suddenly due to budget cuts, followed shortly by my husband's job loss. I've endured financial hardships, and multiple homes that sold just before foreclosures. I survived a cancer diagnosis and a year of treatment that left me bald and considerably overweight. And I got to live through it again when Daniel got diagnosed with cancer in 2018. These are just the highlights.
I've decided to own my experiences as a testament of my resilience.
A STORY OF RESILIENCE
I've seen other people suffer similar tragedies and many that don't handle it that well. Friends wonder at how I've gotten through it all. I wanted to be a useful source to those seeking inspiration, help, or advice. I started writing about my experiences, my thoughts, and insights for all - whether you are experiencing a hardship of your own, or looking to help and understand others as they go through challenging times. I founded Queen of Resilience with a mission to give others a taste of what goes on in my mind, and how I have found purpose and joy.
Take some time to explore the blog, read something interesting, and feel free to reach out and let me know if it has inspired you to move forward to find your own joy.