You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. - CS Lewis
Jennifer Menard-Shand is living proof of this quote, and her incredible and at times heart-wrenching story of turning impossibility into possibility will inspire you. Jennifer lives a happy childhood until her parents divorced. Stability turned into instability as her mother chased her demons, chooses a series of abusive partners, and kept disrupting any hope of normality by always moving. Things go from bad to much worse when her Mom remarried, and Jennifer went from being a thirteen-year-old looking for guidance to the one trying to protect her Mom. One night, with her Mom lying on the floor, bleeding from shattered glass, Jennifer reaches for a knife and steps in front of another domestic situation.
Jennifer starts looking for an escape by travelling down dark paths of drugs, alcohol, petty crime and even witchcraft. The power of this story is in what Jennifer does to change her circumstances. A move to Toronto, a mentor who believes in her and encourages her to chase purpose with passion. Jennifer rediscovers her faith, and a job where she found success and validation, led to her realizing that within her is her destiny.
Today, Jennifer is a successful entrepreneur, and owner of Staff Shop, a role model, inspirational speaker, and soon-to-be Mother.
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