Kristine grew up in a very small town with very small dreams. She was married at twenty-one, a mom by twenty-six, and divorced by twenty-nine. The day her daughter was born, Kristine quickly realized the life she was living was not the life she wanted to model for her daughter.
Full of determination, Kristine went back to college, earned two bachelor degrees, divorced, and moved hundreds of miles from her "support" system to make a better life. On her journey Kristine went from putting a vacuum cleaner on layaway at Wal-Mart to paying cash for European vacations by making tough choices and not looking back.