Who wakes up at the age of 35, divorced for the second time, and juggling a full-time job while going to school for a brand new career? Apparently this girl. Hi. My name is Stormi and I have accomplished just that. I finished my second divorce March 5, 2015, I honestly don’t remember most of this past semester, and I have finally decided to grow up and try to become a successful business woman. So who is this person who is trying to give advice you ask? First of all, I’m technically a nobody. I have no fame to my name other than I was named after the song sung by the Classic Four. I have no PHD. I honestly don’t even have my bachelor’s degree yet. But I’m working for it as we speak! Secondly, I am not here to offer advice in any way. I’m simply here to offer comfort to those that might be struggling and just need a good laugh or the simple thought that they are not alone. Yes, there are a ton of self-help books out there I know. Some I have read. Some I have bought and keep telling myself I will read once I have some down time. However, the fact of the matter is that they are actually sitting on a table collecting dust. (Sorry inspirational authors around the world!) A book is great and uplifting if you actually have time to read one. But between work and school alone I struggle to get even my school stuff read let alone anything fun! So now what? Well, since life isn’t meant to be lived from books the only true option is to actually live and share your stories like a good girlfriend does so here I am! In the blogging world to share my experiences as I go through them, because everyone needs that comforting friend to make us feel a little less crazy so here you go!
A little bit about me….well, I grew up in Blue Springs MO. I was the nerd girl that had 30 college credits before I ever graduated from HS. I actually ended up getting a couple of associate degrees from Johnson County Community College in Interpreting Sign Language. In 2002 I found myself in Vegas. I was a dancer and a sign language interpreter until 2004 when my dancing career came to an unexpected end with a knee injury. I taught dance a little bit when I met my first ex-husband. I settled all the way through a year and a half of marriage before I realized that settling wasn’t the way to go. So after 7 years in Vegas I moved back home to bask in that Midwest hospitality that I missed so much. Shortly after I found someone that I thought was better but turned out to have more personal problems then even I could survive if I stayed so I once again found myself walking away from a relationship for the second time. All my life I had played it safe trying not to stir the waters, and all I had earned in return was a twice broken heart and an incomplete life. Then Taylor Swift released Blank Space with the lyrics of “Find out what you want. Be that girl for a month” and I thought “What a great idea!” So I started to do just that.
I’ve always hated the question of “what do you want to be when you grow up?” because I saw too many adults miserable with what they had chosen. The only thing I could tell you I wanted to be was to be happy and I meant it! But how do you pick something with certainty that it’s going to make you happy for the rest of your life? Which is why I struggled trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grow up. I was going to school for Business Administration because it was easy and required no challenge and I figured that was the best thing to do. After being told by several people that I needed to go into marketing I figured maybe they knew something I didn’t. So I switched my major. I took a jump and entered a career that I had no real experience in or even knew about. What’s the worst that could happen right? Although I have several freak out moments sometimes my ideas really work and I’m on cloud nine! Maybe there was something to being uncomfortable and not “playing it safe” after all….
I took my new home and I decided to not go with my usual safe colors. With help from friends I decided to be bold and fill my humble home with bright colors and other objects of inspiration. Then I wondered what else I could do so here I am! Stepping out of my comfort zone and sharing my stories to maybe inspire you to do the same. So what do you say? Are you ready to have an adventure?....