Meet Tonya Strahan . . .
Author of Life Happens - Enjoy the Ride
I'm a kid at heart with a love for the outdoors. I love the fresh air, playing in the backyard, walking a 5K, floating in the pool or playing badminton. I'm the badminton champ, if only in my backyard.
Most Saturdays you will find me doing a 5K. I started running, and when I say running I mean walking, shortly after I was diagnosed with seven deformities to my feet. I decide to take control and started walking, that was in March of 2016.
I still live with pain and physical limitations on a daily basis, but I won't stop until I cross the
I became a certified personal trainer a few years ago because of my dislike for working out and my passion for helping others. As the trainer, I can make the workout FUN! Many of my clients agree that I put the "F" "U" in FUn. I really enjoyed training and being a part of others fitness journey.
I've worked in Customer Service, Administration
and Human Resources.
I'm a professional photographer.
I'm the author of Life Happens - Enjoy the Ride.
I share stories of my life that make me, Me.
Nothing is off limits, I'm vulnerable and real, owning my mistakes and learning to forgive myself.
I'm forever the Karaoke Princess.
You've probably figured out by now,
I have a passion to help others.
I never give up, no matter what odds are against me. I inspire, encourage and challenge others to do the same.
I've been educated in the school of life.
This education is not one to be taken lightly.
I celebrate life and the differences of others.
I love the fact that we are all different.
I've been told, "You're not normal!" That's true and I'm glad, I'm not.
I've lived a crazy roller-coaster ride of a life. Starting with my first memory, at eight years old being one of fear. To the joy of raising two great kids, a Marine Veteran and a Tap Choreographer.
To living a life of peace and joy with my Love.
I'm not perfect but This is Me!
Life Happens - Enjoy the Ride
I began to write "Life Happens" during a vacation that didn't go as planned. I've lived through extreme joys and the deepest of lows but I learned from every experience, including this one. As I sat alone, the encouragement of others who had heard parts of my life flooded my mind. I decided in that moment to start writing. I knew as I started writing, my passion to make a difference and impact lives was manifesting.
The stories that impacted me the most started flowing out of me onto the page. In one month, I had written a book, one month!! I couldn't believe it was that easy, then someone said these words to me, "You were anointed to write this book." She was right. It was prefect timing and the ease the words flowed onto the paper was noting short of a powerful anointing. My book was complete, within a few short weeks I had an editor and publisher.
A year of edit, design, and all the jazzy stuff that comes with publishing a book, I can now say . . .
I'm a Published Author!
What I good at . . .
Motivating people to believe they can, no obstacle is too great
Beating the odds, no matter how high they are stacked against you
Living a life full of joy and sharing that with others around me
Inspiring people to stand up for what they believe in, everyone has a right to their own beliefs
What I'm working on . . .
Loving the person I see in the mirror
Not taking everything personal
My fitness journey
(a flat tummy)
Laugh more often
Relaxing - Live in the Moment
Standing in Abundance