My passion is to uplift and empower women, and help them be more confident. Watching women come from horrible pasts and making an amazing bright future brings me fulfillment.
When I look in the mirror I see a strong, beautiful, talented, leader, warrior, mother, wife, and child of God.
I love helping people and watching them grow into leaders themselves. It sometimes gets hard but I keep going. I found Younique, and it has been my outlet away from recovery. When I do makeup, I am seen for the makeup girl and not the girl that struggled with addiction for 17 years. I can totally just be me and do what I love doing.
My story started at a young age.
I took my first drink at 11, and then was smoking pot, crack, and soon found my love meth. I was a functioning addict for a couple of years but stayed home with my 2 babies. I was in an abusive relationship and left the children’s father. It wasn’t long and I had a needle in my arm.
Not long after shooting up, I was unable to care for my kids and they went to live with my parents. Once my kids were gone I spiraled out of control. Caught my 1st meth lab charge. This went on for years.
I was arrested 16 times, on home confinement, and manipulated the system the whole time all while shooting dope in my grandma’s bathroom. I was put in drug court and was kicked out for fighting in the middle of a class. I was put on probation a handful of times but never successfully completed. I always ended up doing my jail time.
The last time I went to jail for stealing a very expensive camper. I got caught went to jail, and decided in jail that I wanted to change my life. I was going to get a job at Tudors, but got out and went straight to the dope man’s house.
I was out there for about 4 days and broke down, and reached out to someone in recovery. She got me a detox bed, and from there I went to 28 days at Pinecrest, then went to Life House for 11 months. That was the game changer for me. I started to work on myself, hold down a job, and mend broken relationships. I never thought I could be a mother again or have a job to support us.
Today I have one of my sons back full time, I’m a wife, I lead 23 women at The Ark,, and I am a pink status Younique Presenter, and I will have 4 years clean 3/29/19.
I am so much more than addiction.