I’ve always believed that God brings people into our lives for a reason—a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Life, since March of 2020, has presented lots of change and challenges—both personal and professional—that have prompted me to question people and beliefs that I did not have cause to question in the past. I was open to a making a change if the right opportunity presented itself.

It was serendipitous when Kasie Smith reached out to me to see if I was open to “chat” about a newly available position with West Michigan Woman. This chat led to a couple of interviews and finally to a job offer. I started at Serendipity in January 2022.

In life, we get prompts to do things or talk to certain people or read certain books and learn. Personally, I’ve followed the prompts—the way the path leads. It has taken me to some very interesting places. Life is never a straight and narrow path, but there is a “main road.” When we lose our way, there is always a prompt back to the “main road”—the path we are intended to follow.

My current path as Media Sales Consultant for West Michigan Woman is fulfilling and challenging. I get to work with the business owners who make West Michigan the amazing place that it is to live and work. I get to help them reach their goals by using our solutions to connect them with our followers. The team here at Serendipity is hard working, dedicated, sincere and a pleasure to learn and grow with. For now, this is my path.

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Photo Credit: Jack H Kunnen


Reason, Season, or Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.  When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.  They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.  They may seem like a godsend, and they are.  They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.  Sometimes they die.  Sometimes they walk away.  Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.  What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.  The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.  They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.  They may teach you something you have never done.  They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.


LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.  Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.  It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

— Unknown