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I’ve spend many years in corporate America. During that time, it became clear that one of my true passions was writing and telling stories. I love listening to other people’s stories and telling them. It became a goal of mine that some day I would be able to do that and not be stuck in a corporate job somewhere.

In 2009, the corporate job I held was downsized, and I found myself out of the corporate world with no warning. In hindsight, it was perhaps one of the greatest blessings of my life. It pushed me to really look at how to create things that I was passionate about. I have always been an avid read of books by Seth Godin, and would say that some of his books have changed my life and how I do things. Seth speaks of the things that we do that we are passionate about as our art. As I worked to create sites that offered education for the industry I had been in, I found some satisfaction, but it wasn’t exactly where I was to be.

The fall of 2011 found me attending my first Women of Faith conference. I came away from that conference with two new book ideas on my heart that I knew some day I had to write. I began to work on the first one, Standing on the Promises, in early 2012, with a plan to complete it mid year. Often when we think we have a plan, we realize God has a different plan and we just didn’t know about it yet. In February, my dear grandmother passed away, a woman who had always been a source of strength in my life and my best friend. I stopped writing and spent several months in grief over her loss. During that time, I once again returned to a corporate job as a means to provide income for my family.

January 2013 came about and I began the year with a renewed sense of purpose. This would be the year that I would focus on getting the things done that would allow me to feel at peace and know that the art I was creating was something that would make a difference to people.

I began to write again, and then I also learned about the opportunity with South Hill Designs. Imagine my wonder when I learned of a place where I could actually help others tell their stories in a locket. It seemed the perfect marriage for my art–write and become a part of something great that also involves telling stories. I quit my corporate job and began to do things I love. What an amazing opportunity it has been so far. First to be in on the ground floor of a new and fast-growing company, and then to be involved with a group of people who are awesome, doing something I really love. It is the perfect match.

The opportunities with South Hill Designs are vast. If you are interested in knowing how you can become a part of this wonderful group, I’d love to share it with you. I’m growing a team, a team called Charmed Inspiration, and would love to talk with you about how you can be a part of it as well.

I leave you with the verse I have claimed for my life, Jeremiah 29:11:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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