Hi there, I’m Malissa! I am 26 and a recently divorced single working mom. I struggled with many hardships in my life that include bullying, low self-esteem and social anxiety.
2015 was my year of change when I discovered my ability to inspire others through my writing. I’m very candid and transparent…so it sets me apart from other blogs. I give a positive spin on negative topics such as divorce and single parenting!
I have an AMAZING 3 year old son named Caleb! He pushes me to become the best person I can possibly be. I strive to be a role model for him every single day. He is the root of my inspiration for writing. I want to show him that anything is possible if you put your mind to it! With my writing and You Tube videos, I am (slowly) facing my social anxiety head-on and setting the example for him…I won’t let fear keep me from pursuing my dreams!
I’m a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. I have served in the military for over 8 years as a Security Forces member. I have been stationed in Germany, Maryland and Florida. I currently work full-time as a dispatcher for emergencies at the Base Defense Operations Center.
Questions from my fans:
Q: How did you come up with the name of your blog?
I feel as if I just discovered myself. I know who I am now and am confident in my decisions. This blog is geared toward helping others but is also allowing me to express the real me like never before. You literally get to see me “making” myself. I am healing more and more with each and every blog post.
Q: Who inspires you?
My daily interactions with everyday people inspire me the most. People have gone through struggles that many have no clue about. All people want is someone to listen to their story. I open up as much as I can with a person I just met and they tend to reciprocate. I am able to apply their insight to form an inspiring message for the world to see and learn from. Everyone has a voice and holds the power to positively change the life of someone in need.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
I have such passion for writing. I know I will continue it for the rest of my life. I honestly feel that I have found my purpose in life. I never believed it would feel like this. It’s so rewarding. I would love to continue my career in the Air Force, but I get torn at times at the thought of deploying away from Caleb again…but then again, how else would I get my writing inspiration?!