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About me

Hi, welcome to Inspired Creations by Danielle – aka Rowdy – thank you for taking time to stop by!

You probably want to look at what I do – AWESOME! First though, let me tell you a little bit about me, what and why I do what I do.

I am a full-time HARD working, strong-willed, single mother going to college part-time for Digital Marketing with a career goal to obtain my degree and work from home. I graduated from La Farge High School, attended WWTC from 2001-2005 where I obtained my Associates Degree in Business Science and have been working in healthcare for the past 10 years and customer service for the past 17 years. I currently work at Vernon Memorial Healthcare (VMH) as a Patient Service Rep (PSR). My hobbies include music, crafting, photography and my essential oils! My son, Daegan, just started middle school this year and we live on the family farm with our cats. Aside from being built strong-willed I have a sensitive side to me that has a HUGE heart for little things in life. I’m driven by kind hearted souls that love with all they have, who fight like warriors and laugh in the face of evil negativity.

Let’s talk Young Living (YL) essential oils (EOs) for a minute. I am SO PASSIONATE about YL and how pure and natural they are!! I use them for everything through out my days. There is an oil for everything!  I make my own toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, I cook with them, use them in DIY projects (i.e. salves, creams, scrubs, lip balms, body scents, etc.), I diffuse them and just about anything else you can think of! I honestly rarely (knock on wood) go to the doctor for any acute issue anymore. Young Living’s EOs are pure and natural and have been a godsend for me! I used to take medications that made me feel groggy, nauseous and just not myself. After speaking to a friend whose significant other has brain cancer and how YL has helped them out so much, she gave me samples to try and I FELL IN LOVE!!<3

I love to craft unique jewelry with crystals and stones that are powerful and have meaning. For example, if I’m feeling negative and having a bad day, I’ll wear my rose quartz necklace, or take it with me and keep it close by. You must positively interact with your body’s energy field and believe in it. Add a little vetiver or sage for an earthy scent to help focus on what you need to become more positive. I love to incorporate my YLEOs with beads when making jewelry. Put a drop of EO on a lava bead and you can enjoy the scent all day while it energizes or helps calm you during your day. BEST STUFF EVA!

Photography has become my thing to de-stress. So far, shooting nature and micro photography has been my thing, but I do want to take step beyond my comfort zone and dabble with other types. I love all the different ways you can work with snapping that shot. I LOVE ‘the golden hour’ or ‘blue hour’ and night photography but need a better camera to try that- someday <3 I eventually would like to get into boudoir because I enjoy helping others feel good about themselves. I hope to have my own successful photography business <3

While I’m doing what I love, I’m usually listening to music because I feel music brings out more creativity. I love doing what I do – it helps calm me and helps me find a center in myself. (Guess what song JUST popped in my head?! Sober by Tool<3) Plus, I’m usually making something for someone because…. I love to make people happy- I love to put a smile on someone’s face.

Music is a HUGE part of me. It helps me express myself and what I’m feeling. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” ~ by Kelly Clarkson is a song that has stuck with me since the day I heard it. It speaks so much truth for me, I love it! Check it out if you haven’t already,

Thanks for taking time to check my stuff out! Want to get into contact with me? SWEEEEEEEET! Shoot me an e-mail, or you can even check my Facebook page Rowdy’s<3 Essential<3 Oils<3 out!





My Self- Assessment

Self-Assessment: About me

Life’s Changing Experiences

I want to wake up one day and feel completely at peace. I want to hold that peace and share it with everyone and with any luck make this world a better place to live. I want to share experiences and knowledge that others may not know. One question though is how I am going to do this. I keep telling myself, one step at a time, one day at a time.

Almost a year ago I decided to get off my butt and do something about this lost feeling, I applied for financial aid. It was a long process, but I finished and waited weeks. I finally got the e-mail that my application had been reviewed for consideration and I waited another few weeks. Finally got the e-mail I was accepted and needed to find a program to study. I contacted WTC and they set me up with a counselor that helped me pick a program that fit my hobbies and interests. Yay!!!

Now, here I am in the Digital Marketing Career Preparation course and already starting to blog for my website! This course has already taught me so much about myself that I feel I was in denial with. I scored the highest in discovering self-motivation. Funny too because I don’t have the motivation, but it got me to submit that application and now (so far) I’m doing better than I did 17 years ago. This class gives me motivation to continue being myself, which Is why I love this assignment, even though writing a blog is more complicated than a journal (or maybe the curated template just has a lot of info for help). Hopefully once I get the hang of it, it’ll come natural to me.

My second highest score is accepting personal responsibility. I feel I have learned this all too well working for VMH. I’ve worked there for 10 years now and I have had to accept a lot of personal responsibility to be at work every day. The moral of VMH has really gone downhill over the past couple years. We have a new medical record software that we share with Gundersen and are now financially suffering because it costs so much for the program plus training. It has resulted in not being trained professionally, which has led to mistakes being made and no bonuses for employees and longer. I take personally responsibility for the mistakes I do make there, however, I feel if we had the proper training it would have helped. Its causing too much stress for me to remember everything, get used to using the program, now they have changed the content of it again. Frustrating!!!

This self- assessment opened my eyes to the fact that I believe but I don’t believe much in myself. That is something I want to change for myself and for my son, to show him it can be done! I also scored low in self-awareness which does surprise me a little because I feel very aware of myself but maybe not as much as I should. Mastering self-management is a close tie to employing self-interdependence. These are also a slap in the face because I live life alone. I’m a single, full-time working mom and I do it all on my own. Maybe it means I’m not perfect, but there is always room for improvement, right?

The last two are adopting lifelong learning and developing emotional intelligence, both I scored somewhat low in. I think I’m on the right track correcting lifelong learning. I’m here (in school again) so I must be on the right path. Developing emotional intelligence, I’ve been working on for years but with my PTSD, its not that simple. PTSD makes me foggy and very emotional, very tough to control. I’ve developed this after a few events in life but after my car accident, that was my breaking point. I tried to get help but all the doctors wanted me to do was take more medication that gave me side effects. I was tired of feeling like crap every day, trying to get through the day and just go to bed again. That’s no the way I want to live.

It’s taking me what seems like forever, but I feel like I’m finally on the right path to my goals, hopes and dreams. Positive thinking goes a long way and my hope is that this blog and others to come help give someone hope and a desire to carry on no matter how difficult it is. There are a few inspirational speakers I listen to, Julie Santiago, Gabby Bernstein and Aviva Romm, MD. I have learned so much about myself by listening to them and making my path my own. They are also bloggers, so this is really exciting for me to use them as mentors and hopefully, maybe have my own blog site!