Hello valued readers, my name is Anna. So far my life has been a whirlwind of big choices that have lead me down roads I could never have imagined. The crazy choices started for me at the age of 16 when I found myself a sophomore in high school, pregnant and confused. This brought about the first big decision of my life, giving that child up for adoption. Although it was one of the toughest decisions of my life it was also one of the best for me and my first born child. I strongly believe in the adoption system and would encourage anyone that finds themselves with an unplanned pregnancy to consider blessing a family by allowing them to adopt.
My early 20’s took me on another path that was completely foreign. I got married at a very young 18 and spent 5 ½ years learning that not everyone’s life was simple and loving like my childhood had been. While every marriage has challenges, mine brought me lessons in alcoholism and ultimately ended with an incident of domestic violence. I feel that my experience was mild compared to many that I have learned about over the years, but my experiences brought me into the world of advocacy for domestic violence awareness. During my marriage I was blessed with my second child. My son is a huge reason that my life took another unexpected turn. As a young child he developed an allergy to three of the major antibiotics that doctors commonly use. Knowing that it would be difficult to treat him, I took on learning about foods and natural healing. Since 2002, I have embraced this holistic lifestyle and enjoy learning more about it every day.
In 2011 I was blessed to find and marry my amazing husband, Scott. After spending over 24 years in the US Navy, Scott retired in 2013 and we were also blessed with the birth of my third child. We are enjoying a happy life navigating our way as parents of adult children and now a toddler. We are currently planning our future exploring a self-sufficient lifestyle currently growing a small garden and learning to preserve our own food. We hope to expand into a home where we can also have animals as part of our new homesteading life.
Over the years while sharing with friends some of my different adventures I have always had the response “Wow, you should write a book.” Rather than a book I have decided to enter the world of blogging to share some of my stories as well as my future adventures. I hope that my stories can help offer people hope that tomorrow can always be a better day and no matter what you can come through darkness and have a happy life.