Hi there y’all and welcome!
I go by Sylvia, southurn princess or Princess Sylvia.

I like to think I’m more along the lines of Princess Fiona when Princess comes to mind. Realistic about life, feisty, and a (free) spirited adventurer.

I’m 50+ years old and enjoying life the way it’s meant to be lived. I’m a college graduate; my major was/is in Human Service  (Class of 2022). I’m also a survivor/warrior (read below), advocate, non-profit founder, introverted  and happily married – although it’s not always “happily” as we all know that marriage is – work!

I’m a (bonus)mom of 8, gammy to 5 and former foster mom. I was born and raised in the South and love the “slow” pace of life that comes with being Southern. God and I have a personal relationship and that’s all that matters in my book; I’m more Spiritual than I am religious.

I love photography, being out in nature, scented candles, camping, traveling, cruises, reading (think bookworm), sunflowers, writing, a clean (clutter free) home, gardening, the beach (we have a beautiful one here in my hometown), watching movies/documentaries that are based on real life events, being a “kid at heart“, hanging out with family and friends, and a nice glass or 3 of Moscato. However, Angry Orchard beer is becoming my favorite.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I dislike cooking; unless I’m making something from HelloFresh. I can’t cook but HelloFresh makes me feel like I can. LOL! So, if you stop by, don’t be surprised if you’re eating something I’ve ordered from Sonny’s BBQ. It’ll be served to you with love.

I’m a survivor of: rape, domestic violence, infertility (after 11 years of trying, this journey has come to an end after having a hysterectomy), and (child) sexual abuse. I’m still working to get my organization off the ground. My website is: Strength In Solidarity. I became a widow in 2008 and definitely wasn’t looking to remarry. However, 3 years later, that all changed and I did.

Life surely hasn’t been easy but I’m thankful in more ways than one.  I do my best in choosing to be happy every.single.day and while there are days when I want to give up -I pray and focus on why I shouldn’t.



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