Greetings all!!! I am Thumper ….Yes, Thumper is what my mother named me. The picture above was taken shortly after my parents uprooted me from my native land of Los Angeles and transplanted me in Virginia. I imagine I was thinking of ways I’d have to acclimate and adapt to my new surroundings: A whole new world.
Fast forward to present day; I’m still adapting, ever evolving and being appreciative of each step. I enjoy observing, analyzing, solving, planning, reading, researching, and experiencing. I know what you’re thinking; those things sound soooooooo exciting. What can I say? I like what I like, and I have an affinity for acquiring and assembling knowledge. I find value in knowing when, why and how to do things. Skills essential not only for survival but for success (a rewarding and fulfilling existence).
I am a hustler by nature and an entrepreneur by necessity, with a background in science, agriculture and education. I hold a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science/Pre-veterinary Medicine and a Master’s of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Biology and Education. I am also a trained Doula, Natural Lifestyle Consultant, Natural Hair Care Specialist and Education Services Specialist. More than anything I specialize in doing what feeds my soul and puts a smile on my face. I am a DIYer at heart and I like to know what i’m doing, (hence my repertoire). If I CAN do it, I WILL do it, do it WELL. If I don’t yet know how to do it, I will learn.
No question, my greatest joys, creations and motivation come in the forms of my four children. The oldest is in graduate school and my youngest will be entering kindergarten in the Fall. Each gifted in their own unique way but all brilliant and bright. My most important objective at the moment is being the best version of myself, all-inclusively, so that I may continue to nurture and foster those gifts.
I am operating this blog as a way to feed this altruistic, Do-It-Myself attitude…to Love and Heal my whole, entire being, while encouraging and supporting others to do the same…to inspire self-determination, self-worth and self sufficiency…to intellectually stimulate and mentally supply.
Respect is required, Growth is gradual and Evolution is expected. Feel free to visit this sacred space that I’ve created, where truth is beauty, as often as you like or need: to discover, uncover, laugh, cry, vent, share, and shine.