How many of us have dreams and passions that we’ve never pursued?
I was almost one of those women. I’ve always been a free spirit at heart but just now really decided to start acting like one. I’ve known since I was in 7th grade when I chose to have a career as an actress during a mock life/adult class project, instead of picking a traditional career like all the other students that chose typical jobs and careers. I was the only one that dared to be non-traditional.
I’ve always been a dreamer and now I’ve decided to be a doer.
After realizing my acting career would probably never take off or be a real thing, I grew older and started to be intrigued with psychology and learning about people and the way they develop and think.
I then ventured off to college in 2004, majoring in, you guessed it, Psychology. After going through many mishaps and life struggles, a degree major change and an approximately 3 year hiatus, I finally graduated from University of Memphis in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services (another form of social work). It took me TEN years of blood, sweat and tears, but I DID it and wasn’t ashamed that it took me that long.
I felt so empowered and ready for an actual career! Well, that career never happened. Every job I applied for told me “no” and I soon realized that I wouldn’t be that happy with just a regular career anyway. I ended up getting a call center job with a pretty decent salary. I was “okay” with that for a moment but I still wasn’t feeling fulfilled.
Then, after making it through several difficult relationships and actually growing instead of losing my mind and continuing the vicious cycle, I decided I wanted to empower other women to know that it is truly possible to heal from heartbreak and the many trials and tribulations of life. I didn’t quite know how I wanted to do this, but I knew I wanted to be my own boss and create something of my own.
Finally, after about a year of telling myself I would start a blog, I jumped out on faith and DID IT! I titled it, I’ve Been That Girl, because I felt I had BEEN through just about every heart damaging relationship and situationship there is!
I started first by creating a Facebook page that soon grew to over 500 likes in less than two weeks! I knew then, I had found my calling. I am very passionate about helping others and love discussing all matters of the heart.
Shortly after, I then created this blog site to feature even more relatable content and to also start including stories from readers and other women that are ready to share their stories too. I know that talking and relating with my close friends and family is what helped me to grow through so many dark times and I want to return the favor to every woman that’s ever needed someone to be there for them too.
I don’t plan on slowing down or stopping because when you’re passionate about something, you can’t!