Welcome!

Welcome to the Blog! The place where I share my life lessons through stories.
First, a little backstory – an “origin story” if you will:

Hello, my name is Melissa and my BIG dream is to meet Elton John. I’ve been pursuing this dream since my very first concert in 1992 – I was 19 years old and didn’t know any better other than to DREAM BIG! To date, I’ve attended 47 concerts!
I’ve been married to Jack for twenty years and we have two teenage boys, two rescue dogs (and the occasional foster), and Freddy, the turtle.
I started my financial coaching business in 2012 and that has evolved to add motivational speaking and the publishing of my first book, Building My Yellow Brick Road: Life Lessons from Pursuing a Dream (2017, Amazon). I also own/operate a pet sitting business. I LOVE to travel, especially if it means going to see Elton John in concert!

You can read my full story – it’s all there. How we hit financial rock bottom, dug ourselves out of debt, and how my number one goal was always to stop letting money be the thing that stood in the way of pursuing the dream. I believe that dreams matter and we should pursue them, despite the obstacles.

In short, I’m pursuing my dream of meeting Elton John and sharing stories along the way. The posts you read here will mostly be about my epic concert adventures but I’ll share other stories, too from time to time. With each, I’ll share the life lessons I’ve learned along the way. Lessons that, hopefully, you can apply to your own life as well.

Blogs are published with the latest post first, so scroll down to the one entitled, “A Long, Long Time to start from the beginning…