I’m Petra

 

Artist, Author, Mother, Mentor and Rebel

 

 

 

I believe …

that when you start to love your story you can heal your wounds. But more than anything else you can embrace all that you are, work towards your dreams one step at a time and create a life that will be unrecognizable.

I don’t believe in making excuses or pointing fingers at other people because there comes a time in your life, that you have to take responsibility and be accountable for your own actions.

You only have this one life and it would be a damn shame that if you are on your death bed and you regret never being true to yourself, never writing that book, making the art or starting that business.

You owe it to yourself to at least try, because those who do hardly ever fail!

My story begins in Germany…

I was raised in foster care since I was 2 and my imagination helped me cope with the world I lived in!

At 18, I left Germany to move to the US with my then 8-month old baby (he’s an adult now) to embark on a new adventure. I got married and became the perfect housewife – perhaps a little too perfect.

And even though I couldn’t shake the shadows of my past, I enrolled in college to earn a degree in graphics design but found myself dropping out and homeless with then 2 little boys.

Life spiraled into the opposite direction of where I wanted it to go – but I always believed, where there’s a will, there’s a day and ended up earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

But that wasn’t my dream.

After baby #3, I realized that I was doing my kids, my then husband and my myself a huge disservice and started to embrace my inner rebel one small change at a time.

Until my youngest was diagnosed with a potentially fatal rare genetic disorder. Life as I knew it ceased to exist and I made some radical changes in my life.

Finding myself back in college to earn my Master’s in Mental Health Counselling while my son underwent three liver transplants.

But working for other people only lasted for a little while and I was frustrated that I couldn’t find a job that lit me up like the starts during a clear night sky.

And I got crystal clear with myself about who I was, what I wanted and what it would mean to make it happen and now every single day I get to do whatever I want to do.

I love helping people follow their own heartbeat and trust their intuition.

I love karaoke, crime shows and paranormal shifter romance always fueling my imagination and wondering what I will come up next while everyone else is wondering the same.

I love living near the Blue Ridge Mountains, go on road trips with destination unknown, play soccer with my team and head out to concerts because music is the pathway to my soul.