Hi! I’m Susanna. Mom to two young teens (13 and 14) and wife of 21 years to a man I met in high school math class. We both experienced an uncanny connection back then, like we’d known each other in dream. It took me several years and an unexpected crossing of paths to jump into the relationship with both feet. Since then, I have never looked back.
After I got married and finally graduated from college (I was on the 7 year plan having dropped out for a while), I got scooped up by a fun, transformational business consulting company. I felt blessed, grateful and valued. I spent 16 years coaching executives on their business performance, careers, relationships, and lives. I grew in my confidence and self-awareness, and I grew in compassion and strength as I practiced this mindset changing work.
At the end of 2016, I had been losing steam and joy at work for about a year, and then one of my kids was suddenly sick, in a lot of pain and without mobility. I spent three weeks in the hospital by her side and another week at home as she was being treated and doing physical therapy to regain her strength.
The experience taught me that I can be grace under pressure with stamina, resilience and optimism. However once the storm passed and we began to return to life as usual, I found myself feeling depleted and unmotivated. I remember thinking to myself, “This is not a way to live. There has to be another way.”
I decided to take a step back. After a lot of meditation, reflection and conversations, I chose to leave my job and career and to go through the discovery process of reinventing myself. Day by day, I have rebuilt my confidence, peace and joy. It takes daily effort and awareness (as I’m sure you know) to be present and to choose a different reality than my eyes can see or than my mind can sometimes exclaim. Deep down, I have always believed that things aren’t what they seem; there is a promise for something miraculous.
Naturally, I started a blog to share my thoughts and spiritual journey. And here you are! I’m so glad we found each other, and I hope that you’ll reach out to say hello in a comment or through email. I’d love to hear your thoughts and stories, too.