My name is Regina and I'm the face behind LiveandWorkbyFaith.com. Live and Work by Faith is all about encouraging, educating and motivating women like yourself to use their unique gifts to live out the lives of their dreams, whether that's by working from home, side hustling, finally getting healthy or balancing work + life.
I started as a virtual assistant in 2007, not because it was something I was thinking about doing. I had to do it. My friend (now ex-friend) babysat my three boys while I worked in a real estate office. One day I left work early because I wasn't feeling well and made an surprise visit to her house to pick them up. Long story short, my now-ex-friend had left my boys alone so she could go get high.
And that day wasn't the first time. But it was certainly the last.
My boss at the time couldn't have been nicer when I explained the situation to her. She suggested I work from home. Wow!
And that's how it began. Unfortunately, several months later, the real estate market tanked and I was back to square one.
But after having worked from home and being with my boys, I wasn't trying to go back to work in someone's office. And with over 20 years of administrative experience under my belt, I figured I could somehow make it work.
I Googled everything you can imagine until I finally found the thing that made all the difference for me and my family.
And now it’s my turn to give back. It’s time to encourage YOU to be the best woman you can be, whether that’s working from home, losing that pesky weight, finally forgiving that person who hurt you so deeply. It’s time for you to take some time for yourself, to dig deep and discover your gifts, work through those hurts, acknowledge your faults and put them behind you so you can share your uniqueness with the world.
It’s time to start a new chapter.
And I’m here for you.
Want to know more about me?
First and foremost, I love God. Without Him, I'd be nothing. He has poured his love and time into me to make me who I am.
Talk about adversity - my story is one of abuse, homelessness, violence, forgiveness and redemption.
I now work full-time at a ministry as a volunteer coordinator, a job that doesn't feel like a job and blog in my spare time.
In my downtime, you can catch me watching British shows like EastEnders and Downton Abbey and reruns of Keeping up Appearances. I love British TV. And when an Eastenders actor followed me back on Twitter, I about lost my mind!
I hate dry hands and feet and absolutely love soy-based candles. When I'm working on a big project, I always light a candle to help me concentrate.
I've got a pile of books on my side table that are begging for me to pick them up and finish them. I enjoy blogging books, biographies and autobiographies, and anything about the British royal family (are you sensing a theme here?).
I root for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Falcons and the Cleveland Browns (yes, I've probably heard all the jokes about the Browns but one can hope for a winning season!).
A nice consignment shop will get my attention every time and I probably eat one-too-many bowls of Edy's vanilla ice cream.
I'm a proud mom to eight kids (three still at home) and Gigi to seven.
My youngest son is autistic and I love him to bits! When the doctor told me he would never speak, I cried like a baby. Now, this little kid not only speaks but has taught himself to read. Take that, doctor!