My Story

I wouldn’t say my childhood was much different from most other than my parents divorced when I was 5 years old and I spent most of my growing up life in boarding schools. It is very possible life would have been a lot smoother without the complications of my early years but now looking back the hardship endured during these periods have played a vital role in shaping me to become the woman I am today.

Having gone to University in the UK, I started my career in IT and was fortunate to work for companies I loved. I had this inbuilt desire to be successful in life and strove continuously to meet my goals.

I met my now divorced husband very early in life and we instantly became a family as he had children of his own. Life was seemingly perfect. The Career, The Family, The House , The Car. We were living our best life.

First disaster struck when within 3 months of becoming pregnant, I had a miscarriage. I remember the day clearly. Looking back I realised I hadn’t processed the loss at all. I simply went back to work and focused on what I did best.- Achieving. This was the beginning of my picture crashing down.

Fast forward a few years later, I was separated from my husband and on my own.

I recall walking out of the doctors office to be told I was going thru the menopause at the age of 35. My aspirations of becoming a biological mother to a child shattered.

As I desperately tried to regain some sort of life. I realised I was clutching at very short straws. I launched a business. It failed. I launched another business it failed. Now I had 3 failed businesses, no family, no house, no car. No way forward.

I remember crying out to God in pain over what my life had become. Why did I have to fall so far. Why could I not see a way out.

I would hear the words of Isaiah 54:2 repeatedly in my head.

Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back, tighten your cords strengthen your stakes

I would respond – That is easier said than done when you have no tent. Little did I realise that this word was encouraging me to look beyond my current circumstances and believe that all is possible.

2018 was the year I made a conscious decision to turn my life around. I had to physically and emotionally pick myself off the ground and start to make steps in the direction of what I wanted.

It was time to build a new home. A home based on my core values, a home built on trust and integrity, a home with a firm foundation.

Today I am the founder of a thriving company which provides Education and Hair Loss solutions to Hair Salons so they can make a difference in the lives of individuals struggling with their own confidence.

I live in a beautiful city and I am blessed with the opportunity to see and experience beauty all around me.

But my journey has just began. I am now on a mission to recreate my family. Bringing with me all the skills I have learned along the way. Owning my pain and transforming it into love and joy.

So why don’t you come along and journey with me.

2 thoughts on “My Story

  1. Eileen Howard Post author

    So encouraging Clara,out of the ashes God brings new life, He replaces ashes with beauty.
    There are not many successful people who didn’t experience failure beforehand.
    If we are open,we learn as much in the failures as we do in the success ‘s if not more.x

  2. Claire Pritchard Post author

    Dear Clara ,
    How inspirational you are !
    And successful !
    With God in you , you can achieve !
    You were so young to go to a boarding school ,
    And yes , you have become an awesome ,strong woman of God .
    With unique experiences , we are all unique , !
    You will have the family you thrive , everything is in Gods hands , trust in him you can’t go wrong .
    I love you !

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