There is no force equal to that of a DETERMINED women! I live this saying with a passion. Hi everyone, I'm Shelli James, my husband, Kenny James, and I created Upcreek Creations a Furniture and Home Décor store. I didn't realize this was a dream of mine until 2015 when I stared painting furniture in our basement. My mom, Judy Jowers Mims, was the creative one, and I always thought I was the practical one so I went to work in the corporate world and that world treated me with great respect and I accomplished more than I ever gave myself credit.
Upcreek Creations grew and I fell in love with my new found job, so with the support of Kenny I took out on the adventure to do this full time. I have questioned myself, doubted myself, and even kicked myself wondering what have I done, and then in May 2017 I found out that I was more like my mom than I ever thought. You see, she found out when she was 40 years old that she had breast cancer and she fought hard for 7 years but it slowly took her life at the young age of 47. And on that dreadful day in 2017 while I was on the road at a show I found out that I too had breast cancer. In the beginning I wanted to just lied down and gave up on my business, but with the support of Kenny, Becky, Angie, Chrissi, Debbie, my boys, God and many others my business rocked on through the battle of my life! It is my 46th Birthday today, January 30, 2019, and I am extremely thankful for so many things. The cancer took a lot out of me and stole relationships and my health for a while but I am determined that it does NOT and will never define me or who I am! God is Good!
You have it in you as well... when faced with adversity and things look so bad be determined and you will make it through the darkest times! I promise I am always here for a helping hand, an ear to bend, be your sister in Christ, or a shoulder to cry on because sometimes that is all we need. Keep on rocking on!
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