Episode 1 – My Introduction

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Hello Everyone!!!

I am very excited to share my story with you all. This podcast is going to be me, at my most vulnerable. I want to inspire you. I want you to know that whatever you are going through – I believe in you. I want to set the example that you can make it through whatever the world is tossing at you right now. You are growing, learning, and becoming exactly who you were meant to be.

I hope you enjoy it…

Amy

78 COMMENTS

  1. Great intro!! So brave to talk about your life so openly and share your experiences to help others. Bravo!! You sound great! Xo

    • Hey if nothing else maybe I will get some voiceover work! All kidding aside – thank you for being here and listening to my story. I sent the link to a friend simply stating that this took some bravery….which it did. Yet – here I am on a beautiful sunny morning with my blank page…Thank you for being here.

  2. Hi Amy,
    I just listened to the first episode of your podcast. It made me cry, but in a healing way. I might be one of those that you talked about doing the podcast for. I am a survivor of domestic abuse, not only once but twice. I am currently in divorce proceedings from my fourth husband. I’ve been struggling with dealing with that.
    Following Juggling Daisies and Behind The Daisies has given me a lot of joy. I try to surround myself with joyful things and what you provide adds to that. I was also at the point of “swearing off men“ when I happened to run into my high school boyfriend. I had not seen him in 35 years. We are together now and both of us are happier than we have ever been. Thank you again for sharing your life with all of us.

    • We all have a book….and there are many chapters that we don’t want to open and re-read which I totally understand. I am simply sharing because so many people get stuck in that chapter and never start a new one. I am so glad that you did. Congrats on your beautiful new relationship! Thanks for listening.

  3. Loved it! You have such a great voice for this. What you shared was raw, honest, and deeply personal. But you don’t let set backs, hardships, trauma define you. I’m proud of you!

    • Thanks for saying your proud of me! I sincerely appreciate that! It’s not easy, yet very freeing. I am sharing because you can get to happiness even though you have known great sadness…every day is a blank page that YOU get to fill with whatever you wish. I like filling mine with joy.

  4. Wow!!! Great job! I do know why I want you for a life coach. You have achieved somethings that I haven’t. Now I know it is because we walked a similar journey. Thank you for sharing your story. I look forward to more podcasts!! Keep them coming!

    • I’m glad that you enjoyed it! No trauma is too big to get past, even though it feels like it at times. Through Life Coaching I can help you move forward in achieving life goals. Always know that therapy is needed to properly work through the emotional pain. I have done a lot of it, I wouldn’t be at this stage in my life without it.

  5. Loved it! Thanks for sharing! I am enthralled with your story. I can’t wait to hear more. And yes you will help others. I already feel a bit of healing happening to me.

    Thanks Amy

    • Healing is so important. Our souls need it and often we don’t do the work to repair ourselves because we are too busy helping others. I am so glad you are here to absorb a bit of the light. Thank you.

  6. Amy, your Podcast is just as amazing as I believe you are. We have never met yet I feel like we are friends. Keep doing you cause it’s working! Thank you so much for sharing ❤
    Traci Foote aka minnealaskan88

    • Hi Traci!!!

      You have been a HUGE supporter for so long. It means a lot that you took the time to listen and leave a comment for me. Glad you enjoyed it and watch for the next one!

  7. Amy,
    Thank you for sharing and exposing yourself in such a real way to help others and myself. You are an inspiration and I find your words, thoughts, and voice both healing and comforting. There is something so powerfully cathartic about listening to you provide a glimpse of your struggles and heartache that you have survived and overcome that gives me such great hope. Hope that even though I have not suffered the degree of traumas or disappointments you have endured, I too can find strength and happiness! I live small-perfect description of my life! Maybe listening to you will help me see that I deserve more! So happy I stumbled across your instagram accounts because you amaze me everyday. God bless you for what you do for the animals and all the lives you touch and make better each day. Thank you and I look forward to the next podcast. Leigh Ann

    • I had written an Instagram post about how this story has been bubbling inside of me for a very long time….to hit the publish button took some time….but I am thrilled that I found the courage. I want to inspire people to live BIG! Not only that – but to make sure that they don’t let past trauma or mistakes hold them make. Our experiences mold us into who we are. We only have one trip on this Earth….I want to make it the best one possible….!!!! So glad you are here.

  8. Amy, great job! I truly enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing what was such a huge and traumatic part(s) of your life. The way you have spun gold from straw is inspiring and admirable. More, please!

    • “The way you spun gold from straw…” How special is that? I LOVE it!!!! You are correct, there is a bit of magic to the whole thing…How I have managed it all is a bit of a mystery some days…but really it’s the light inside of me that I never let go dull. So glad you are here – thank you for the encouragment!

  9. Amy, I just listened to your podcast and it was sooooooooo good! It was you, 100% you. You are so authentic and a masterful storyteller. I can’t wait for the next one. I need it, so please don’t make us wait too long!

    • “I need it” I LOVE that!!! I NEED to share! It’s been bubbling inside for so long! I hope to record another one this weekend. It goes to editing so there will be a slight delay – but I will try my best to get out one a week. My heart wants two a week – but I would rather exceed your expectations…and commit to one. We will see!!!! Thanks for listening…

    • Glad you felt the raw. I originally wrote out what I was going to say – but decided just to talk to you all without a script. I know what’s in my heart and that is what I wanted you all to hear. Thanks for listening!

  10. Wow, Amy, you are truly an inspiration! I look forward to hearing more…the good, the bad, and everything in between. Thank you for being you! I’m so glad I found Juggling Daisies, especially now, when so many of us need positivity, love and light. 😊💕

    • Thank you! So glad you are here as well. I find it personally fascinating how my world has turned, led me to a farm, shared my love of animals, and in turn allows me to share all of my love and light to this extent which is what I have always wanted to do. We all have a path – we need to trust the process…

  11. WOW, Amy!!! Thank you for sharing your story! That couldn’t have been easy. I felt your sorrow & pain as well as your love & joy! I cried and am crying again, thinking about your experiences. I now have a better idea of why you do all that you do. You’re an inspiration! I look forward to hearing as much as you have to share, to help remind me to find the joy in life and go after everything my heart desires! BRAVO!! And THANK YOU!!!🎉😁👏🏼❤️🙏🏼💐

    • So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you…I am putting this all out there because everyone has yuck stories from their past. It’s about turning the page and realizing that you can grow and learn – but forever feel joy. Nobody nor event can take that from you – unless you allow it.

  12. Thank you! I needed to hear this in so many ways!! You are a wonderful person and I’m so glad I found your page! 🌼💜🌻☺️💕🌸

    • Yeah!!! Let’s celebrate that you are here! I will keep it coming. My cup runs over with positivity and I want to infect you with it. I want to inspire you to be the best you possible!!!

  13. Wow…what an incredible journey you’re on! The ups, downs, & ups…looking forward to future chapters in your book. You are brave, open and so positive. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I just love your spirit! Thank you for sharing some of your most vulnerable life moments. So inspirational! Looking forward to the next ❤

    • Thank you for your comment and taking the time to listen. All I want to do is inspire people to be their best selves and shed the ugly stuff…glad you can hear that. I’m super excited to continue to record!!! I have to work on outlining exactly where I plan on taking this next…thanks again!

  15. Lord have Mercy that was INCREDIBLE! I am blown away by what I just heard – you are truly set apart by God – He has anointed you for big things. Your life really has been larger than life. You don’t have bitterness….that would be an easy one to take on and let it consume you. You have a quiet, steady strength. You have been to the edge multiple times and came back better each and every time. I am amazed – literally – Who knew?
    I would love to hear more about your family’s faith growing up. I sense (could be totally wrong, maybe I’m projecting) a freer spirit in you than those in your family. You were on your way early to big things in your life. You’ve been through it, learned from it and are fearless (mooooo Daphne)! Thank you for being brave and putting yourself out there for your farm fans.
    Speaking of….Your Lives are literally my de-stresser, my decompressor. I need them every day. If I’m not caught up, I get a little bit upset. I need to see Cricket just show up in every section of the farm, when she was JUST over in the other pasture. I can’t wait to see if silly Licorice is on the picnic table and if Sprinkles is gonna be all….Sprinklely.
    Thank you for being YOU!

    • What a beautiful comment. I do feel that God has filled me with his light and THAT is what you all are drawn to – regardless of where you stand on religion. It’s a gift. My upbringing and family do have a more rule based faith than myself. I have a very strong faith, but I view it differently. Without God, I would not be here. Through his grace, I’m able to share ALL of this…including the farm and the animals love. It’s an amazing feeling to come this far and continue to ask…What’s Next?

  16. Your voice & the way you tell your story is very welcoming. Your positive vibe radiates with each word. I look forward to hearing more. Thanks for sharing.

    • Yeah!!! I super appreciate that you took the time to listen. I want to encourage everyone to live full big lives – glad you can feel my positivity through my words and voice….

    • Thank you! It took some major mental effort to learn something new and techy as well as giving myself permission to share…It was a big deal and SO thrilled I met my goal. Now to keep going…I can’t wait and I am so glad that you are here.

  17. Hi Amy! Thank you for sharing your life! You are definitely an inspiration!
    Looking forward to hearing the rest of all your past journeys, in addition to keeping up with how you have come so far. You really are a unique and special woman 🙂
    The only request I have is, can the episodes be longer? 🙂

    IG follower of Juggling Daisies and Behind the Daisies (handle = guntherstormiecat)

    • Hello – SO glad you enjoyed the Podcast! I can’t wait to share more of my positive thoughts and stories to inspire everyone to live life to it’s fullest. I DO hope to have longer Podcasts…closer to 20-30 minutes. I just needed to get this one done. Doing the process “right” and not “easy” took some time – but I’m proud of it. More coming soon!

  18. Hi Amy, I really enjoyed your podcast. You describe things in a way I was able to see mental pictures of it in my head. That’s a true talent that you have. 😊

    • Hello Ginger! So glad you took a moment to listen…I love that you wrote out a specific compliment. I really love words and enjoy writing and I hope that flows through into my speaking. You all are so supportive and amazing…Thank you!

  19. Wow Amy I absolutely loved your first podcast! I’ve said it many times, and feel more strongly than ever now, that your voice and the way that you use your words are just amazing! My heart was saddened learning about the hardships that you had to endure as a child and adult. You are such a strong lovely lady and I’m so glad that you and Kevin found each other! Your life has a story that needs to be shared as only you can do. Jesus will always be your life strength and you will always conquer and be blest! Love you Amy and thank you for sharing and doing everything that you do! You are truly inspiring!

    • What a lovely message, thank you! I have had an interesting journey for certain…I don’t have regrets because it made me into who I am today. We learn from everything we experience – good and bad. The Lord has blessed me with an internal light. A light that I am meant to share with all of you. He has given me everything knowing that I would rise above and lead by example. I am so glad that you are here to experience more!

  20. Amy, I agree with all the comments, you have the perfect voice and perspective for hosting a podcast. You are quite the Renaissance woman for sure. I have fallen in love with your farm life, and look forward to digging into topics and issues related to your life and the environment around you. Bravo to you and wish you continued joy and success in all of your ventures. God Bless you, Kevin and your very extensive family.

    • I had no idea that my voice was one of my gifts. I frequently talk about how we all have certain tools in our toolbox. I had no idea that my voice was one of my tools until I started doing lives and people started to remark about it. However, when I was in High School one of my boyfriends would ask me to talk to him in my quiet voice – I guess that’s sort of my always voice now…life is so interesting! I can’t wait to share more with all of you….This has been so exciting!

  21. Happy Sunday Morning…….I actually do have coffee in hand ☕😉. Podcast was so great and your kindness is overflowing.

    I’ll be here for the next one 💞

  22. OMGoodness!! I know podcasts have been all the rage but I’ve never been even remotely curious until I saw you started yours. I was filled with emotion at the very first word, because I already know you are so happy and inspiring. I could listen to you talk all day. I had NO IDEA the trauma you’ve been through, so I think I experienced every feeling possible listening to your story. And this was just the intro! AMY you are AMAZING!!!! You have experienced so much, I would have never guessed from watching your Instagram posts and stories and all the happy energy you exude. I sincerely enjoyed your (and my!) first podcast and can’t wait to hear many more! Thank you for the beauty and positivity you bring to my days!!

    • What a wonderful message!!! Thank you so very much…I’m glad you enjoyed it so. I want to inspire anyone that is experiencing a down turn that they have the power inside of them to start lightening their load. Keep listening! I hope to do one a week…

  23. Wow Amy! What a journey you’re on and taking us with you! I so appreciate your bravery in sharing your past. I too am on my third marriage. We’ve been married now 28 years, but it has always been embarrassing for me to tell people if it came up that this is my third marriage. It’s part of my story though as I’m learning from you. I think each day about waking up with a new blank page! I love your IG accounts and look forward to each day’s stories etc. Isn’t it wonderful how we can stumble onto something that can bring such an unexpected change to your life? That’s you and your farm for me! 😎

    • Wow – so many people have stumbled into our pastures through cute animals….and discover so much more. I am so glad you are here. I love how snapping cute cow photos have turned into all of THIS! Life is amazing…thanks for celebrating that with me and taking my hand and moving forward in our journeys…

  24. Bless you for sharing your story , you are such an amazing person , encouraging and you have such a happy attitude on your farm videos , you have a good heart . Thank you for sharing this story and I will be there for then next one !

    • I have always been that bright cheery person by nature. I am proud to say that no matter what I have faced – it has never left me. Dulled for sure, but forever present. I am so glad you are here to enjoy everything and all of our new adventures with us. Thank you for taking the time to comment. It means a lot.

  25. Amy this is such a wonderful introduction! I felt all the emotions. I too have a secret from my childhood that took 45 years to put any voice to and then only a few people know of it. Your voice is wonderful and if I didn’t know better I would think you have been doing podcasts all along. This is my very first podcast!! Thank you for being real and sharing your life and your farm. Looking forward to hearing more from you!!

    • Hello Kendra –
      Maybe year 45 is the age of breaking the silence! So glad you are here….I’m glad that so many people enjoy my voice. I had no idea that I had such a tool and it means so much that you all notice. I just (not even a minute ago) published episode 2. My goal is to record one episode a week. I hope you continue to listen and enjoy!!!! Thanks for being here…

  26. Hi Amy,

    I definitely needed to hear this intro today. As a child sexual abuse survivor, I resonated so deeply with the beginning of your story and also, cried a bit. Thank you for being so brave to share. It’s people like you who inspire the most to get out of my head and more into the present moment. I struggle everyday, however, seeing your posts on Instagram has filled me with so much peace and joy. Thank you…I will have a beautiful farm someday. Thanks to you anything can happen for the good.🌸🌸🌸

    So grateful for your you, your animals and all that you have done to give back to the world.❤️

    • Hi Natalee –

      Thanks for being here and giving it a listen! It takes every once of courage that I can muster and push forward and continue to share. However, I hope to create a network of people that have a safe place. Somewhere they can turn to feel a little more at ease. I think that “feeling” is what people gain from by daily live videos. I hope you find peace most days….Thanks again.

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