I was born Deborah Lynn Bauer on Sept. 13, 1968 in the SW Suburbs of Chicago. I grew up in a middle class Catholic home to good parents in Real-estate, with one older brother, an older sister and a younger sister. My parents divorced when I was five years old. My mother re-married three times. My father once and having a new step-child and 8 more kids with his second wife.
I don’t remember much of my younger years but I do know that I felt like I was the black sheep of the family and that I was meant to soar away from home one day. Hence why now at the age of 51, I’ve lived in 7 states, traveled to a lot of places (not even close to being done) and still can’t commit to one place to live. Further down the road in my stories, you’ll know why.
My life Journeys, good or bad, happened to me for a reason. I feel that the Universe give you life lessons and those lessons have a time, place and season… I feel that your choices and understanding of those lessons only advances you in reaching your full potential in life.
I’ve been through some challenging moments in life, I’m sure a lot of us have. But in my late 30’s I realized that I’ve been through these life challenges for a reason. In sharing my life stories, I believe that I’ll be able to finally fully heal and embrace this precious life I’ve been given. Most of all, reach my full potential that my grandmother always saw in me. In telling my story and allowing myself to be vulnerable, I hope to at least reach one person and let them know….you are not alone…you can do anything in life! Don’t let your misfortunes dictate who you truly are or meant to be! Most importantly, always remember during your life journey.. you can do ANYTHING you put your mind too! Be UNSTOPPABLE!
“Employ your time by other men’s writings, so you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for” – Socrates