Hey, Good People! What a pleasure it is to have you here. I’m sure you’re wondering what Choosing Julia is all about. Well, let me clear that up for you. For over 40 years of my existence, I have always put others’ wants, wishes, desires, and purposes over mine. Recently, I decided to put myself first. I decided to choose me. What a realization and decision it was. Choosing me awakened me. And it is my mission to use truth + experiences + storytelling to inspire the soul and help others live better lives. In the words of the late Toni Morrison: “We are here but we have to do something nurturing–that we respect–before we go.” I am here to do just that.
We each have our own journey and our own story to tell. It is my prayer that my works inspire, uplift, and awaken your soul to live, learn, grow, and love better in your life’s experiences. I’m a firm believer that when you change your narrative, you change your life. Stand in your truth, acknowledge your experiences, and watch your stories change.
As a storyteller, I use the power of words to reveal, to transform, to enlighten, to heal. My first novel, Parallel Pasts, addresses issues of abandonment and addiction, and the many ways the past holds us back from living our best, most authentic lives. The Last Exhale, my second novel, touches on marriage and communication while also exploring what happens when we finally choose to stand in our truths. Both stories are steeped in the narrative each character tells for life to make sense for them, and the consequences that result from their decisions. Being a storyteller provides me with the opportunity to place people in front of the mirror—indirectly—to see themselves objectively. Continue reading…
The year was 1970. The day was February 14th, Valentine’s Day. My father’s best friend was going to his girlfriend’s house to present her with a gift and he asked my father to accompany him. As fate would have it, my mother opened the door. He had no idea his best friend’s girlfriend had a sister. My parents have been inseparable since. Continue reading…