Helping others shine brightly will light your own path to love.
– Dr.Tabatha –
My First Book!
FROM WHITE TRASH TO WHITE COAT:
THE BIRTH OF CATHERINE’S PURPOSE
Catherine Jansen is a small town girl with big ideas. Strong-willed and stubborn, she grows up with too much independence and not enough guidance, enjoying the wilder side of life, which ends up leading her down unforeseen paths. While still in high school, Cathy gets pregnant, and although the school suggests she quit, she is determined to carry on with her education.
Despite her resolve, Cathy must learn lessons the hard way. She struggles with self esteem and identity issues as she fights to survive the ridicule and stigma of being a teenage mother. Her difficulties lead her toward her life’s purpose, teaching Cathy to trust her “little voice inside” and create a new path of success, selflessness, and meaning.
Cathy begins to understand the love of Jesus as she learns the rules and reasons leading her path. Despite heartbreak and frustration, she discovers ambition and appreciation, eventually finding a way to live without fear while living in love. Cathy’s journey is one of trials and tribulations, but with tenacity, she unearths herself and happiness and recognizes God.
Finding My Purpose
Finding My Purpose
What an inspirational read! I was so uplifted by Catherine’s drive and determination, and her ability to pick herself up time after time- no matter what the obstacle. Raw and real from start to finish. I see this book as being part of a school curriculum someday. Thank you Dr. Tabatha Barber-Duell!
— Laura B.
This book truly inspired me, and I found myself really relating to Catherine in so many ways. We all have insecurities, emotional struggles, and personal obstacles to overcome. This book was a great reminder that no matter what happens in my life, or the mistakes I make, I have the strength and grit to make my dreams come true. No fear!
— Eryn D.
I really admire you for sharing your raw emotions and your life journey in what most would assume is a picture-perfect life. I also admire your self-forgiveness and determination to empower young girls and other women.
— Jenny M.
This book is amazing! The author really makes you feel and see her struggles. I think any young girl struggling with family, religion, or being a young mom will really be affected in a positive way. I laughed, I cried, I felt heartache, I cheered for the character. This book left me wanting more.