Here Is To Know Everything About Me!
A Little about My Miscellaneous Personality
My preamble can extend to several installments as I have always been a part of chaotic life where there seemed no space for symmetry. Yet, the qualifiers like enthusiastic, curious, open-minded, optimistic, hard-working best support in portraying my persona.
I am a woman who finds purpose in inspiring and motivating people to take risks, face fears, welcome challenges, and see life as a gift brimming over with personal growth and transformation opportunities. That describes my personality, my outlook on life, and my life’s purpose.
However, I truly am a happy person most of the time.
Life Tyrannies Never Spared Me Though
The one who has a business or an entrepreneurial mindset is necessarily not the one who has not seen layman’s sufferings and problems. Many people can have the vibes that the person behind this initiative started off this venture due to the observations and inner spark. However, this is truly not the case.
Just like you, I have had experiences that were filled with unhappy feelings.
It All Started With A Divorce
Yes, the suffering started when I got divorced. It really shook me up, but I didn’t flow down the stream of hopelessness and death wish. I have experienced first-hand confusion, disappointment, and feelings of anger when my life was turned upside down.
Another Jerk - The Death of My Child
Bad times didn’t stop at divorce. Life had more sorrow to shed on me. Unimaginable yet shocking of all - the death of my little child.
The tragic demise of my 13-year-old son, Trey, brought feelings of anguish, regret, and almost unbearable sadness. Nevertheless, the voyage of life kept on moving the haphazard path.
The Life Had another Tragic Chapter to Unfold - Breast Cancer
Yes, you read it right. I have experienced being diagnosed with breast cancer and arduously going through chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, and radiation treatment. The coolest part is I am still alive and healthy even seven years later.
Whatever Happened, Changed Me to a Stronger Version of Myself
What I want you to know about me is that I am living the ups and downs of life, just like you are.
But, I have realized that I am resilient and I tend to push through the difficult times and transcend the darkest moments. I choose to focus most of my energy on the good stuff of life, like a sunset that is so brilliant that you wish it would never end or a tomato seed that pushes its way through the soil to become fruitful. The chance encounter with an interesting person or a gratifying story about human beings helping other human beings. The love of your family and friends and the support and encouragement from new acquaintances.
I Love Embracing Risks
Risk-taking comes to me naturally. The journey to risks started off when I opted for being a pilot.
I got my pilot’s license when I was 20 years old after joining the Longhorn Flying Club at the University of Texas at Arlington. I was one of only two young women in the club. Being a female pilot was so unusual that when I was flying with my instructor into an airport, he had me get on the radio so the men in the control tower would know that it was a female flying the plane.
When I was 47 years old, I decided to get my motorcycle license so that I would be free to ride whenever and wherever I wanted. I found a four-day class in Alpharetta, Georgia, that offered the training for the written test and the riding test. I was one of only three women in that class, and the only one to complete it successfully, solely because of unwavering perseverance.
Since I was in my 20’s, I had wanted to get a Ph.D. in psychology. Finally, during a “what am I going to do now?” reckoning with myself following a divorce, I decided that the time had come. I was 56 years old. I literally jumped up and down with joy when I got the acceptance letter from the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia in Athens. Since it was a full-time program that required physically going to classes, I moved to Athens after closing my counseling practice in Dawsonville, Georgia. Four years of hard work later, I earned my Ph.D.
I Started Uplifting Others - Especially Women
I’ve created and facilitated several women’s personal growth groups over the years. I believe that women benefit from the sharing of ideas and the giving of support in small circles. I hope that some of you will start gatherings based on my book, Think Your Way to Happiness: Strategies for an Enjoyable, Meaningful Life by Laurie Hyatt.
To Me Little Things Matter the Most
My life now is full of writing and gardening. I start my tomato plants from seed and the word has gotten out that my Better Boy tomatoes are big enough for great tomato sandwiches. Larry and I live in a small old house in Gainesville, Georgia, where we grill on our big country porch. A black cat showed up last June and took up residence. We call him Kiki.
My Book about Finding Happiness Is a Little Attempt to Love Life
Think Your Way to Happiness is one of my endeavors to let the world combat its miseries and handle the haphazardness in a brilliant way. I realized nothing could be more profitable than a digital imprint of advice thus I came up with a book about finding happiness.
Filled with a touch of real-life experiences, this book about life lessons is a great starter to step into the world of self-embracing and self-love.