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My Journey: Trials and Triumphs!

Many of you know me as the WIN NJ leader and program manager. Plus, you know me as a social media strategist and a #1 Best Selling Author, but I thought I’d take a moment to share my backstory. How I started and ended up with the success that I’ve achieved today!

It wasn’t easy, as I had many speed bumps along the way. Some of those include health crisis, financial crisis, and relationship issues. I am an autoimmune warrior. I have Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid disease, Celiac disease, and Myasthenia Gravis. Basically, it boils down to endocrinology, rheumatology, and neurological problems.

I’ve been through RAI (radioactive iodine) treatment, almost went blind, and was wheelchair bound. Now, western medicine wasn’t working very well for me. So, to become healthy, I had to research and find alternative treatments. (This is why I’m a holistic health advocate today!) Discovering naturopathic medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy was a major turning point in getting healthier.

Now, to back track just a bit… My health issues began right as I was going to start college. This affected my ability to achieve getting a degree because I went out on medical leave. As a result, I turned to online learning years later and have a few certificates under my belt.

However, this combination led to difficulties in finding a job later on. As a consequence, I was dependent rather than independent. I had to lean on family for help, which I appreciated, but it was difficult to accept. I had to find alternative ways to make money. That’s when I started contract virtual assistant work.

As the years went on, my skill kept evolving, the more experienced I became. This allowed me to open my own business, Sarah’s Social Strategy LLC. That’s how I ended up becoming social media marketing strategist you all know today.

Next up was my relationship with my ex fiancé, which lasted for a decade. It was good half the time, and the other half was toxic. There were a few mental health issues that deeply affected our romantic relationships. Plus, I had step children, and an ex wife to contend with as well. Luckily, we broke up during Covid. After that my life changed drastically for the better!

I moved back in with family, and ended up needing a total hysterectomy, but it was one of the best things to happen to me. I was finally pain free and not at risk for hemorrhaging. Plus, simultaneously I met my current boyfriend, and I couldn’t be happier. Finally, a normal, healthy relationship, and today we own our own home!

In addition, I’m a pet parent to a Bombay cat named, Mitsy. I’m also a dog animal lover that’s why I do some pet sitting on the side! As for some extra details, I enjoy reading, sewing, and I’m originally from Brooklyn.

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