Welcome to Olde Made New! I am so grateful to have you here with me.
In March of 2018, I was at the lowest point I had ever been in my life. I had just passed the three-year mark of my mother’s passing, and I had been in a severe depression since her death. I was bed-bound and had just lost all will to do anything. I relied on my nephews to do the shopping, cooking, and cleaning. I was on hospice. It was really bad. I had been in a struggle of faith since my brother’s passing in 2012 and it was only getting worse.
Until one day, coming back from the bathroom, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I froze. What on earth was I doing? Did I want to be remembered this way? Why was I doing this to the boys, to my Dad, to my daughter, to my grandchildren, to myself?? I walked to my bed and hit my knees. I cried and prayed for what seemed like hours. But this time my prayer was different. This time, I prayed that God give me the strength to do his will. I prayed for guidance. I let go of all of the negative feelings I was feeling and prayed to have him lift the pain from my heart.
That has been my prayer every day since. And most days it works. I get up and go about my day with purpose. So when people ask me about Olde Made New, I say it was born of necessity…because it was. I don’t doubt that had God not put his hand on me at that exact moment that I would be with the angels now. I was the first transformation of Olde Made New. Everything that has followed since has been a bonus and a blessing.
After that day, I had huge problems to contend with. I had inherited my parent’s home, and it was falling down around us. Leaks in the roof, ceiling were coming in, the floor was falling through, all kinds of junk littering the two acres our home sets on. Plumbing leaks everywhere, electrical shorts. You name it, it was failing. So I did what anyone does…I set off down the YouTube rabbit hole. I understood what needed to be done, had researched materials and cost. But we were limited on income. So I started Olde Made New officially, a name my Mother and I had picked years before.
I started painting furniture, and selling off salvage around the yard to fund our rehab. We replaced the ceilings, repaired the leaks in the roof. Re-wired, re-plumbed, and re-floored the house. We aren’t done, probably won’t be for years to come, but it is home, and it is a home we are proud of. I got my General Contractor’s License in 2019 and we do what we can when we can. The work is insured, and between me, and my nephews Malachi and Cyrus and my baby brother Clint, we will get it done.
Olde Made New started in May 2018. It has been a profitable business since the start and I am immensely proud of that.
In January 2019 I launched Sheer Will Podcast, a podcast all about women helping women through sharing our experiences and how we overcome them. It has had one successful season. At the time of me writing my new about me page in March 2021, I am gearing up to delve back into this passion with a new sponsor in my pocket and so much fresh content to share.
I March of 2019, on the anniversary of my mother’s passing, I launched my first coaching group to teach others what I had learned. All In On Business was my passion. But it being my first time running a completely online business there was a learning curve and it was steep and painful. I learned so much from the experience. AIOB closed it’s doors in January 2021 to make way for a new coaching experience using what I had learned and it will be launching May 1st 2021. This time around I am better prepared and I am keeping everything that worked well, getting rid of things that didn’t, and adding things that people need. I want to help women build successful businesses and be their biggest cheer leader every time they achieve a new milestone and feel that tape break as they cross the finish line.
As for Olde Made New, the creative things are my outlet. So you might see me creating logos, printables, or websites. I could be live painting furniture, building a wall, or just crafting and chatting. But whatever the future holds, Olde Made New will always be at the forefront because that is where it all started and what has kept me going month after month, year after year. I hope you continue with me on my journey.