Hi! I’m Karen Pohlman.
I wanted to have the “white picket fence” life. But that’s not what life had in store for me. And even though we had a nice house, nice cars and nice things, my personal life was filled with panic attacks. Feeling shame and doubting whether I had married the “right guy” led us to a divorce.
That woke me up! I knew I needed to do something different so I embarked on a personal development journey to figure things out. Things changed, leveled out and we reconciled. But then…
Financially we got crushed! During the housing bubble, we foreclosed on our house, closed our construction business, filed bankruptcy, lost our cars & furniture and what we thought was everything.
We went from a 6500 sq ft home in Illinois into three, 2-man tents in the National Forest in Northern Arizona
Husband, wife, 3 kids and a dog left Illinois with $2200 and a rental car.We primitively camped in the forest until we could find work and save enough to rent a house. Life was messy and I struggled everyday.