Introduction

Focus on the powerful, euphoric, magical, synchronistic, beautiful parts of life and the universe will keep giving them to you.
— Unknown

Welcome, thank you so much for being a part of this beautiful journey with me. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Stacey Foley, a fierce, vocal, inspired woman who believes that we truly have the ability to change the world. I have a strong belief that everything in life happens for a reason, even when we least understand it, and that all clouds have a silver lining. When faced with adversity I think it’s important that we find our voices, use them to speak kindly and truthfully, and grab life by the balls.

I am the daughter of two beautiful people who taught me that no dreams are too big and that following my heart will always lead me to happiness. I grew up with a father who proved every day what a fathers love can do as he traveled the highway for days on end to provide for our family. And with a mother who, truly, deserves the most special spot in heaven, she is a saint. She taught me to stand up for myself, never to lie and to always find my way back home. I am the wife of a man who has the patience of a saint. He is my souls match in every sense of the word. I am not an easy person to be married to but he does it with so much love, grace and understanding. He deserves a spot up there with my mother. I am the mom of two beautiful little girls. Both full of their own sass, wit, kindness, love, empathy and joys. Two girls who could not be more opposite, yet so much the same, that they help me to grow every day. They have taught me compassion, patience and deep love in ways I never dreamed possible. They are the best versions of me and I am so blessed to be their mama. I am the sister of a pain in the ass big brother {I say that with so much love and endearment} who taught me what safety really feels like. A guy who always has my back even when I have no idea I need my back covered. I am the sister in law to a beautiful woman who I hope, as she grows and goes through her own journey, realizes how beautiful her soul really is. And I am the daughter in law of a woman who has raised a man that echos every ounce of her being. Kind, patient and simply perfect.

Those are my titles. The things I often feel are what makes me “me” but as I’ve gotten older, and become comfortable in my own skin, I’ve come to realize that those are not “who” I am, but WHAT I am. Here’s a tiny glimpse into the essence of WHO I am:

  • I am the survivor of a violent abusive relationship and drug addiction {13 years ago}, I will delve into this later

  • I am a fierce supporter of women’s rights

  • I am a girly girl in every sense of the word even though I hate the description

  • I am a woman who LOVES to swear, it makes me feel better

  • I am a creative em-path who truly finds so much joy in teaching

  • I am addicted to ink, I currently have 9 tattoos

  • I am a recently retired wedding planner, who after 10 years decided it was time to change, and I am grateful for so many of the lessons it taught me

  • I am the Editor and CEO of Joy Wed, a fine art wedding blog that developed from my love of weddings and has continued to bring light into my life ever since.

  • I am a lover of sweets, double stuffed Oreo’s are my poison

  • I am a lover of all music but I have a soft spot for the smooth tunes of a coffee house

  • I am obsessed with Oprah and Rachel Hollis, not in the creepy stalker way but in the “those women are my idols” way

  • I am feisty, smart, creative, passionate, empathetic, kind, powerful, strong, giving and I take no shit from anybody

  • I am a believer in the power of the universe, I’ve watched it change my whole life

  • I am a lover of art, all art, it makes my heart swell

  • I am an aspiring author, I believe I have a story to be told

  • I am me. Simple. Sweet. Fierce. Sassy. Loving. ME.

My journey is one that I am so proud of. There are moments in it that I have often regretted but as I began to find my souls purpose {this moment, right here, coaching you} I’ve become grateful for the lessons I’ve learned, even those that almost killed me years ago. They have taught me to remember that everyone has a story. Everyone has a challenge they are facing and if we are able to be kind and compassionate, we are able to change lives. Our battles should not be fought alone. As women, we need to learn to lift each other up, to be each others greatest cheerleaders and supporters. We need to learn to stop with judgement, both for ourselves and others, and we need to remember that we all walk the same roads, we just wear different shoes.

Thank you for being here, truly, I am beyond grateful to have you joining me and trusting in me to help you lead a happy and inspired life.