I am on a mission to reconnect people with real human friendships and relationships without the use of screens.
In October of 2013 I left my corporate management career packed up my son and myself and moved to nowhere is Ville Minnesota where I knew no one. I poured my life savings, 401(k), and heart and soul into helping my husband open a trucking company in which we successfully ran together until August 2017. In August of 2017 my world came crashing down or so I thought. I was on vacation in Illinois with my son and step children when I received the call that changed my life.
On this day my phone range and the words “I want a divorce”came out of my husband mouth follow by “My new fiancée will be moving in tomorrow”. My immediate response was to cry and ask why my next response was to check the bank account. That’s the moment I realized he had cleared everything out and I had nothing and no access to anything. Here I was in Illinois on vacation visiting my mother now stranded with nothing but my son, the clothes on my back,my van and my art supplies. For about a week I freaked out and ran in circles trying to decide what to do.
Thank the good lord above that I had maintained amazing friendships with my 3 best friends of now 30 years. They were there and had my back 💯. They would not let me lay down and die. I will forever be grateful for these relationships. That’s when it hit me. Open up an Traveling Paint & Sip company. Next was the how. This is where Leanne Larson jumped in with wide open arms and helped me with things like the website and painting gallery.
Fast forward to December 2017. I was at my wits end and ready to go find a JOB. Lisa Levin reached out to me and took time to talk to me about the co-op. That day I told her I was broke I could not afford to join the co-op I had $560 in my account. I felt I had no choice but to do something. I look a giant leap a faith and gave that money to my membership and then had 30 days to figure out the rest. Man was I in trouble. I went to a live event and really listened and absorbed the process. I walked out that day with 7 new appointments and a new found understanding of alliances. Game on.
I hit the ground with two feet again and the mission to engage people in real human relationships and friendships through my love of art.
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