Hi there! I’m Amy and I come to you not as an expert like the other fine folks of Growing Bolder but as a friend and fellow dream searcher. Simply put, I want the best life for myself and everyone else who has that gnawing feeling that more is out there but isn’t sure of the exact next steps.
I am a recent Breast Cancer survivor who’s finally feeling on the up and up after a double mastectomy, multiple surgeries, and too many complications. Though my cancer has taken a toll on my body and strength and muscle tone, it has bolstered my spirit and awakened me to so many areas of awareness and empathy in my life. For that, as well as being the catalyst for wanting to live a richer, fuller life, I am grateful.
Who am I in a nutshell… I grew up in northern New Jersey and my childhood was pretty good. I was able to be a kid and a late bloomer and a baton twirler and dancer (not a great dancer but I had fun). I went to UMass Amherst where I studied journalism and business and froze my butt off and twirled in the marching band. After college, I have lived in a host of areas, my favorites being Los Angeles and NYC, where I have grown my skills as a marketing exec while making friends and hoping for love. I’m now in the Orlando area, having put romance and social life in general, on the back burner during my months of treatments.
I am a daughter, sister, niece, aunt, friend, and mom to rescue cats. I’m nice. I believe in the goodness of others and the kindness of strangers. I believe that positivity begets positivity and negativity begets negativity and I try to see the positive in situations. I try not to sweat the small stuff. I’m kind and like to believe in the kindness of others and of strangers.
I believe in this journey that has led me here to you and I believe in us. 🙂