Hey there!  I’m Darlene.

I am a lifetime Floridian that grew up in the Fabulous Florida Keys! Yep, this small town girl grew up on a chain of islands and is currently living in Davie, Florida (in the greater Ft. Lauderdale area), where it’s a little bit country, but also a much faster pace than island life. I live here with my husband Juan, of 17 years, and our two kiddos, Grace and Gabriel.

I enjoy serving other families, whether that is through guiding them in their overall wellness or helping to support them through advocacy.  When a child is diagnosed with autism like our daughter was, it’s so important for parents know they aren’t alone and that they have resources to help.

I’ve always been a storyteller and this blog is a little window into ours.  I’m passionate about the life we’ve created that gives us freedom and flexibility to work, school, travel, and make memories together, on our own terms.  I love to inspire the peace seekers and dream chasers of the world and empower people as gatekeepers in their homes.   I also love all the coffee, gardening, prepping, essential oils, reading, road tripping, and all things fall.   My hope is that our story inspires others to create a life that they love too.