The Journey Begins

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How did I become Queen of All Trades? I think it happened over several generations. My grandmother was a mother of 5 childern. From all stories told, my grandfather was not much of a father or provider so my grandmother had to do most of the raising and working herself. She was a strong woman that seemed capable of anything.

My mother became a single mother when i was seven. My dad was a good man and did good by us. Without my dad living in the house though my mom had to do both sides of raising us. Growing up, chores were not labeled as a man’s job or a woman’s job, it was just a job that needed to be done. We all cooked and cleaned. We all worked outside. My mother didn’t seem to have any bounderies to what she could do.

I followed the family tradition of being a single mom as well. I found myself raising my four kids alone. Time and money was always short. If something broke, I would learn how to fix it. If we needed a weeks worth of groceries for five people and I only had $50 I would find a way to make it work. I bought a 6 bedroom 1920s house that was gutted to raise my kids in. I can now hang sheetrock and finish it. Floors are a breeze. I remodeled my kitchen twice. Hurrican Harvey promted the second remodel. I learned plumbing and electic. Each skill I learned gave me the foundation to learn the next.

I think the hardest part of being a Queen of All Trades is the getting over the idea that you can’t do it. I’m here to show you that you can and how to do it! Let the adventure begin.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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