The year 2017 was a pivotal one for me. I lost my father to a long battle with cancer two weeks before giving birth to my baby boy. I was grieving, while trying to figure out how to be a first-time mom. I didn't know what I was doing at all! I'm sure many of you can relate. It was an emotional roller coaster to say the least and it took me a long time to feel "normal" again. Writing became the outlet I needed to get me through.
Before I knew it, my maternity leave was coming to an end and I made the very difficult decision to leave my career in Integrated Marketing. I've never quit anything in my life! But if there's one thing I learned during that tumultuous time, it's that life is too short. We need to do what inspires us and spend the time we have doing what we love. For me, that meant spending every moment possible with my family and embarking on a new journey writing picture books.
That's how this all started. The ideas, characters, and stories began pouring out of me. Working for more than 15 years in advertising for some of the biggest names in the biz (Sony Entertainment, Disney, New Line Cinema, Yahoo) has not only prepared me for the deadline-driven world of an author, it has also created the foundation for storytelling to many different audiences.
"One Door Opens..." is a catchy name for my blog. It's also my mantra because while I made the scary decision to close one door, I can't wait to see what awaits behind the next.
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