I’m so happy to meet you!
Hello Sunshines! Welcome to the zone of creativity, gumption, and audacity.
I am a lover of flowers, red nail polish, gratitude, a good book, extra dirty martinis, and celebrating anything, at any time, for any reason. A result of my natural optimism, I am a professional Solutionist — I believe everything can be figured out and that solution oriented thinking will change the world.
Winding paths often bring us where we most need to go and I am no different (seriously, who wants a straight line anyway … booooring).
After graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a focus in Women’s Studies and Human Development, I had a series of jobs in the non-profit sector around my hometown of Philadelphia (Go Phils!) and New York City. While I grew a boatload at them, they didn’t speak to the ginormous need in my heart to serve people from my core.
I was busy trying to navigate the post-college world, and temporarily hiding out from my dreams “until” . . . until I was older, until I got more experience, until I was confident enough to make them happen.
My finance job in NYC spoke to a grand total of zero of my life’s ambitions. And instead of running, I hung around for 2 and a half years trying to figure out what was wrong with me. If you’ve ever heard the saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results – it’s true. Don’t test it yourself, just trust me.
Enter a massive move to San Francisco for my husband’s (then fiancee’s) job and my self-exploration time leapt into overdrive. Alleluia for the library – my first new friend in the City by the Bay. I read, journaled, thought, and read some more. I was finally beginning to figure out what I was made for.
And out of nowhere the ball dropped and my world shattered.
A month after my wedding, my dad was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. He passed away a short two and a half months later.
As the book lover that I am, I sought solace in any grief literature I could find, then any course and personal development book I could find. This led to a snowball effect of mind expansion and assessment on what I really want out of this life.
Why am I here? (aside from being a sun goddess, of course)
The outcome: I realized that my dreams would never be a reality unless I made them so. And this is precisely when I met Cary, Love Your Life Co-Founder who is now serving women through her website at CaryFortin.com.
The Universe always has the best laid plans for us – yes, even the hard, sad, temporarily debilitating stuff.
I am absolutely certain that we are all here to love exponentially and to have as many exuberant experiences as possible.
At the core of Love Your Life that’s what we’re seeking — to bring your biggest dreams and happinesses to the light of day so you no longer put off anything “until”.
Want to get in touch? Go ahead do it here. I can’t wait to hear from you.