We are not defined by our past. We are prepared by it. My past encompasses many careers, working in the mortgage industry, serving as a vice president of a financial institution, being an investigator in my own firm and recruiting for post-secondary education.

The LegalShield opportunity arrived as I decided to begin another chapter, one that was on my own terms, which included helping others enhance their life. LegalShield allows me to do just that. My life still had another large lesson for me—the diagnosis of Leukemia. As I was focused on living, my LegalShield family kept my business active. Within three months of my diagnosis, I was notified I was in full remission, and I had earned my $50,000 Ring. My journey has enabled me to help others and define a “new” family. We never know how long we have. Appreciating and spending time with family and friends is a gift. Networking, meeting people who can help me help them and others is a gift. Being present with everyone and pushing myself out of my comfort zone is my passion. The questions I ask myself have changed. Where I may have asked, “How will I be remembered?” I now ask, “How can I impact today?”

The past has prepared me. The future is to be created. The present is what I have, what I can impact. Thirteenth century poet Rumi said, “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Being present, sharing LegalShield, living fearlessly with passion is unfolding my own myth.