Hi everyone…Tiffany here! For those of you who don’t know me, I am the mother to an awesome little guy named Christian (currently 19.5 months). Though being a mom is my main role (and I wouldn’t have it any other way), I have a lot of other things going on. I am a fulltime student at Capella University pursuing my master’s in Counseling psychology. I am a business owner (Pure Romance consultant and Beachbody coach). I am an aspiring author (Last year I started working on a teen fantasy novel and am looking forward to getting back to it soon). I am a freelance journalist. I do all of this…alone.
I have been a single mom for over a year and it has definitely been a challenge. I have been through a lot in these past three years. Entered into a great relationship that quickly went to hell. Endured two years of emotional and (at times) physical abuse. After becoming single, I went through a lot of financial struggles. And, honestly, I am still struggling. But at least I am staying afloat. And, more importantly — I am happy. And so is my son. My house is not always clean (in fact, I sometimes have to turn down requests for visits from friends because my house is so embarrasing, lol). I’m not the best cook. My time management skills are suspect at best. My organizational skills are atrocious. I am a professional procrastinator. Yeah, it’s challenging. But I do what is best for my son…always.
I owe a great deal of thanks and glory to God. He has definitely proven his existence to me in these past few years. I know many doubt Him and many more are just outright against Him. But, for me and my family, God is everything. Without Him here to lean on and to pull me up when I can’t gather the strength to get up myself, I don’t know where I would be.
Anyways, I never knew that my life would take me down this path. Had you asked me 5 years ago where I would be right now, it would not have been here. But, honestly, there are few things in my life that I regret and even fewer things that I would actually change. The Butterfly Effect may have been a “meh” movie (Sorry, Ashton, but you will always be Kelso to me), but the concept is so true. You never know what changing even the smallest detail in your life will result in. With that being said, I am grateful for the things that have happened to me. Each event has taught me a lesson. Each situation has helped me to develop a little bit more. Each hardship has strengthened me.
I am on the road to becoming the woman and mother that God has created me to be. I invite you to join me in my journey.