Meet Candye

I am a simple lady with a creative flavor for life, a love for my family, lust for always wanting to help others achieve more and be more than they ever dreamed possible. 

My true passion is helping other women (and men) succeed in life and business to achieve their dreams. Being in corporate America for over 18 years I was privileged to enjoy a very fruitful and rewarding career; of which I never took for granted. I use the “Pass it on approach” for those I coach and mentor that are seeking the achieve the next level in their career or life in general. 

I am proud of my heritage and where I come from. My parents are the most loving, wonderful people. I was born in a small town in Texas and always dreamed of growing up to be a wife and mommy....not knowing how difficult that dream would be to achieve.  I think my Creator designed me with an extra dose of emotions and passion.

In 2001 we would bury a child and receive news that would rock our hearts and marriage to the core--"You will never be able to conceive a child naturally." The burial of this child would mark our fifteenth miscarriage and all in just eight short years of marriage. "Who deserves this?" I thought. I sunk in a deep depression and began using alcohol to mask the pain. To say I was hurt and lost is an understatement. 

In 2010 I was lost and undone. Although many would have looked at my life and thought we 'had it all' -- we were lost and broken. I began to write as a way to fill a void and learned it was truly my gift. It became a vehicle for fulfilling my passion and sharing the truths of real life issues that most wouldn't talk about or simply did not want to admit was happening. I decided the world needed the truth. Some true encouragement to get through the crazy days. 

My blog is about real life, real decisions - big and small - and they all count. Life is like a puzzle for me and my family. We have all of the pieces - now we just have to find the best way to put them together and not lose our sanity in the process. 

Fast forward fifteen years later, I am proud to report, I am still married to my wonderful husband (Ryan) for 23 years now. I have lived a life full of joys, crazy adventures, trials, tribulations, triumphs and numerous professional successes. I have overcome heartaches and rejoiced in many personal and professional successes. My most recent achievement is being able to live out my dreams of being a wife AND a mommy! That dream came true in 2012, but not without unmerited grief. This is the year we would bury one of our twin daughters, Bridgette Dean. Much joy and grief all wrapped up in one day. I can truly say it was a year full of the greatest blessing and joy and yet also felt like I had been stabbed in the gut with a knife. But, I would SURVIVE! 

Every morning I wake up with the most earth shaking joy as I look over at my miracle daughter and love-partner husband and think, "this is what it's all about." 

I'm in the process of writing my first book of which I am hopeful to have available by this time next year. In the meantime I plan to continue to live this crazy and fun life God designed for me and love every minute of it. And, on the days I don't enjoy it very much - I'll certainly share those with you as well because after-all, it's about the real truths of an Executive Mommy & Wife just trying to survive! The good! The bad! The ugly! It's all beautiful!