As soon as I could string words together on paper, I began writing stories. My love of writing is what inspired me to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University and dedicate more than a dozen years to working in the communications/public relations industry. Now, as I navigate life with two teenagers, an 8-year-old, three dogs, and our COVID cat, manage life after a contentious divorce, and reenter the dating world in my 40s, I am amazed to find more laughter and love than I could have ever imagined. I actually have laugh lines now that I treasure every time, I look in the mirror. Through Ribbons & Wine, it is my sincere desire to bring you helpful content that rejuvenates your soul. Even when life hurls unexpected lemons at you, you can find joy, passion, and empowerment.