Tragedy is only the beginning

Starting at a very young age I became an observer of life. I came from a father who was a dreamer. He never let anyone downsize his dreams and was always out to prove someone wrong, a trait that I believe he passed on to me. At 7 years of age my father passed away, falling to his death while building our “Dream home”. This tragic accident was the beginning of my wheels turning a little differently than usual. Most people cry when they lose a family member. But when I was faced with this trial at a young age I didn’t cry, I watched, I listened, I waited, and then I learned.

Part of me is grateful that I was 7 years old when faced with losing my closest companion and best friend. Because it happened at an age where I could begin habits and developing into the person I chose to be.

Tragedy comes to all of us at different times and in different ways, but we all have the opportunity to grow from each and every one. Because one of the biggest life changing experiences happened for me at such a young age, I was prepared for almost anything in life going forward.

At 22, with 2 children, married for 3 years, I had come to the conclusion that divorce was necessary. The second most trying experience in my life was enduring the hardships of being a single mother. But even through this, I found many opportunities to grow, learn, and be grateful for all that I have.


From age 9 even to this day, I have journaled, tracked my patterns and habits, adjusted to change, and have recently let young adult women read my journals for the opportunity to learn from my mistakes without feeling the same pain I once went through. I have been noticing that my unique experiences inspire many women to BECOME all that they are despite trials and set backs.

I have started this blog to share my experiences in motherhood, wifehood, studenthood (is that a word?), lifehood (okay I’m getting a little carried away) and empower women to learn, grow, change, become, slay, and serve. It’s been a way of life for me for about 3 years now and it is really working for me and bringing more happiness and freedom than I could ever imagine!

Now, if I was born a genius I could have avoided many trials in my life that we’re self inflicted. I have used many different resources to grow and will share ALL of them with you right here!!

“She did not sit and bemoan tragedy, she put her faith and plans into action” — Dieter Uchtdorf


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Cleide Francom says:

    Hey Monica I love this so much! I’ll be following your blogs every week! Can’t wait for the next one, love you!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Cleide! Love you too girlfriend!!


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