Do you feel like a perpetual failure?

Do you feel overwhelmed by your past mistakes?

Do you desperately want to change your life
but feel paralyzed by anxiety and fear?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Hi, I'm Kari, a forty-something freelance writer.

I spent most of my life tearing myself down.

And eventually, the script I kept telling myself took a destructive toll.

It led me to self-sabotage my professional career, multiple times.

It led me to the brink of financial ruin.

It led me to believe I was incapable of functioning in this world.

And after 20 years, it almost led to the end of my marriage.

It led me to believe that a "normal, happy life"
was for everyone else but me.

Then I sought help.

And now, I'm working to flip the script.

Every day I'm working to flip the script.

When you spend years convincing yourself of what you can't,
it takes time to remind yourself of what you can.

But it's worth it.

I'm rebuilding my life, one step at a time.

Literally from rock bottom.

For my husband, my kids, my extended family, my friends.

But most importantly, for myself.

Because in order to be our best selves for others,
we must first learn to love and help ourselves.


If you're reading this, and my story sounds at all like yours,

KNOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

We are all here for a reason.

My life has meaning, and so does yours.

I am worthy, and so are you.

I'm not a counselor or a professional therapist.

I wish I had magic, healing words.

But I'm a regular person, just like you.

And maybe just like you, I'm done living in the shadows.

I'm done destroying myself.

We are not the sum of our previous failures.

It is never too late to create the life we always imagined.

This is where I'll share my journey to wellness,
and the resources and tools I find along the way.

If this is your story, too,
or if you just want to follow along,
I'd love to connect with you.

Remember, if our life is a movie, and we are the directors...

(the second act is where we get to save ourselves)



Be kind to yourself. Always.

~ Kari