The kids are grown.
Your career is dead.
Your body is betraying you.
Brilliant Dawn was born when I found myself at a loss for what my life looked like now. Both my children are grown and have moved away from home. I was laid off in 2015 from my accounting job in the oil and gas industry. My business ventures since my layoff have been massive failures. Also, beginning in 2015, my body started betraying me and no doctors can tell me why. I was left broken…literally.
My children are grown and living on their own. They don’t need me the same way now.
Finding a career after getting laid off has been challenging.
Amidst all of this, my body has been slowly betraying me. I gained 50 pounds inside of 18 months, WHILE working out 5-7 days a week and eating clean at least 80% of the time.
Needless to say, the depression I had managed on my own for 25 years was no longer manageable. I needed help.
Consequently, I found myself needing to recreate my life. The way in which I am a mother to my kids is different. My work life is different. Even the way in which I maintain my health is different.
Many women find themselves in the same boat as me, so I know I am not alone. Over the years, I have encouraged and inspired countless others. It is something in which I find fulfillment. I wanted to continue doing that while creating work for myself and a therapeutic and creative outlet.