Fighting back against chronic pain with a simple, creative, & healthy lifestyle. Inspiring others to become warriors.

About Me

I'm from the great state of Texas, located in the greater Houston Metropolitan Area. 
In my first life, I was a graphic designer.  I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University. I worked for a local newspaper designing ads.  Unfortunately, I was not earning a living wage so I turned to teaching.
I taught art, sculpture, and ceramics at the high school level.  I have always loved art, which was why I became a graphic designer and being able to teach others my passion was fantastic. I loved it so much I got my Masters of Art Education from Texas Tech University.

I initially left teaching to try to have a family with my husband.  IVF was going to take too much time away from the classroom with the extensive doctor visits.  During my IVF sessions, several events led to me being unable to teach anymore due to chronic, intractable pain and have children. Feel free to check out my health story if you want to know more.

I have an amazing support system.  My husband has been my rock.  My parents have pitched in with doctor's visits and trips to physical therapy.  My in-laws gave me their wonderful snuggly golden retriever. I am managing the pain as best as I can. I can't have children and am learning to deal with that every day.

I haven't picked art back up because the events and disappointment are still too fresh to express.  One Day.  Maybe.

I am exploring other options but most of them involve me working limited hours, making my own hours, or working from home. Unfortunately, all of them involve more education and since I already have a Masters degree, I've really got to figure out how much more money I'm willing to sink into my education.

Until then, I have really gotten into sewing and textile design.  I love the internet and the ability to work from home for myself while I'm hooked up to my IFC/TENS unit.  Walking back and forth between my ironing board and the sewing machine keeps me active and the pain down.

If you are interested in design work feel free to contact me.  I also have an Etsy shop under my name which sells my creations and a Spoonflower account that sells my fabric.

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