Jena’s Story

Hello, I am Jena!

I am so excited to work with individuals just like you.  My business emerged out of my passion to help others succeed in both their personal and professional lives by embracing change – it affects us all at some point in life.  Change is the one thing that is constant.  Change happens.  Life happens.  Circumstances happen.  Sometimes we are ready and we tackle life’s changes full speed ahead without missing a step;  other times,  we are completely knocked off course.  It can happen and often does when we least expect.  Sometimes, it’s been heading our way and we were too busy to see it coming.  Like a storm in the night,  unexpectedly, everything changes.   WOW, what in the world!

Well, I want to share with you my personal story, because it happened to me!  Yes, it did and  I was knocked down, but happy to say not knocked out!  But it was a triple blow!

My entire life underwent a complete change.  I was in a marriage that no  longer worked. The job I loved was turning upside down and I couldn’t seem to do anything about, no matter how I tried.  My family was crumbling and my finances were heading south.  While I was healthy, with no known illnesses, my weight had ballooned  and my stress level climbed to such levels, I began experiencing  pain all over my body.  Despite looking like I had it all, I was miserable inside.  As I looked at my life, I saw pain.  My attempts to hide the sadness and emptiness I felt, turned to isolation from family and close friends.  I began to build walls all around me, as a protective guard from the guilt that soon turned to shame.  Why did I feel this way? What happened? What did I do? All questions I grappled with as I struggled to find answers.   Well, as time went on,  my marriage ended and one week later my job ended.  Perfect timing right? In the span of one week, 24-year and 27-year relationships ended.  I knew at that point, God was telling me it was time for a real change.  Now, forced to deal with everything that I had lost, marriage, job, and safety net, I had to regroup.  It took months – but months that I needed to re-examine my life and decide what I needed to REBOOT.  REDISCOVER. RECHARGE. There were certainly days that I didn’t want to face.  Days, where curled up in the bed  in a fetal position was the most comforting embrace I could imagine.  Days where keeping the lights off, seemed to hide my fears.   Slowly, I managed through those days.  I took control of my life and owned my situation – the good, the bad, the ugly.  It was painful at times, but I had to face every part of it and own every part.  I could have blamed others, but that would have only stalled my REBOOT.  I worked my way back facing my fears and through my journey, I learned valuable lessons about the strength of my faith, the value of positive thinking, the importance of special people during such times, and what it means to take care of me.  I wrote my list, “What I Need to Soar” and with perseverance, I  pushed forward, climbing every step,  and I accomplished them all!

All those years before, I had been so focused on everything and everybody else, that in the process I had lost me.  My “To-Do” list most days amounted to 20+ items, on a good day, and no where was there a single to-do for me.  My marriage and career had completely consumed my being.  The more my marriage declined, the more time I invested in my career, sadly, as an escape for what I was missing in my personal life.  For 24 years, I juggled marriage, family, career, business travel, childcare, school activities and everything that they all entailed.  I thought I did it well, until it all fell apart.  That was my wake-up call!  As I look back, I am glad I got that call.  It was just what I needed.  Without those shattering circumstances, without the brokenness,  I may have failed to conceive my true purpose and the abundance of possibilities that where far beyond my comfort zone.

You see, I embraced the changes and declared victory for me. Victory,  because finally,  my eyes were opened and I could see way beyond my circumstances.  Yes, I am so much better than before. I have answered  the calling on my life, discovering my purpose and reclaiming my life.  Living intentionally every day focused on  things that matter and are aligned with my faith and my purpose. I feel liberated and so free.  My joy is an unspeakable joy and is back!

The lessons I learned I now share with you and others.  Life lessons that came at great expense, but proven to be invaluable.  I  share  lessons and techniques to overcome challenges,  to move beyond your circumstances , and to deal with the guilt and shame of living in darkness afraid to share your story for fear of judgement by others.  How to harness the power of faith, to trust God, and your internal fortitude to climb through and out of the pain you feel being unfulfilled in a life, that no longer feels like it yours. We will explore your belief systems and limiting mindset that keep you stuck in circumstances beyond their expiration. We will explore you and the possibilities that await for a life that is yours to claim.

To all of you reading my story, my hope is  that you will be encouraged in some small way.   I want you to know  that you are not alone and what you may be experiencing  has happened to others and you don’t have to suffer in silence anymore. If you relate to my story, I want to talk to you.  All you have to do is complete the contact form below.  It only takes five minutes to complete.  By completing the contact form below, it will allow me to follow up with you to learn how I may be of help to you and offer you a free consultation.  Additionally, you will be registered  for upcoming notices of my blog, JNotes.  I will post JNotes on topics to help you along your journey to the NEW YOU! I am excited for you and  glad that you are taking steps to move forward.

Make this year a better year!  It’s your year, Go Forward!