My name is Melanie Simone and I am a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Oola Life Coach and Legacy Leader. I love learning so much that I am currently studying Functional Medicine. I am passionate about my faith, my family, my career, and of course health and wellness.
The majority of my nursing career has been as a single mom. As a matter of fact, my nursing career actually started unexpectedly when I was seven months pregnant taking an entrance test just so I could sit inside the A/C. Just imagine, a very pregnant lady sitting outside in sunny South Florida in the middle of summer. A few weeks later, I received a phone call from the admissions department for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program. Anyway, and so my journey began.
There were many ups and downs and sometimes even road blocks (or so I thought). I made some good decisions but I also made some less favorable ones. I was a workaholic living paycheck to paycheck, stressed out, overwhelmed, and tired on the verge of burn-out. It took me fifteen years in a space of constant undertows to finally surface to take a breath and be free again. For that I am truly grateful.
Little did I realize how quickly time would fly and all of a sudden my baby girl wasn't a baby anymore. And let's not talk about the mom guilt I carried around, eating away at my heart. I forgave myself. I did my best with what I knew at that time. Now I know better and I wouldn't be the person I am today had I not gone through it.
Now, with every breath I take, it fuels a passion within me. A calling, my mission, to help as many single-mom nurses rise up and claim their rightful throne and be FREE. Freedom to serve yourself, your family and your community without sacrificing YOU.