Hey There, I’m Tara!
I’m a blogger, designer, wellness coach and entrepreneur.
This is my online home where I can just BE myself, DO what I love, express myself freely, and share what I’ve been learning along my journey with others who resonate.
My intention is, and always has been, to always be true to myself, lead by example and show others what is POSSIBLE.
Through my personal stories, experience, guidance I hope to inspire and empower you to follow your intuition, go after your dreams, and always do what feels true FOR YOU.
On the spiritual side of things, I consider myself to be a lightworker, a Lyran starseed and empath and believe I am here on a mission to help expand people’s minds, make connections and better the planet in my own unique way.
I am also highly intuitive so I often experience a ton of ideas circulating throughout my body. I believe this is why I feel a deep pull within me to write, create and develop new things… I gotta have some kind of outlet where I can put all this energy!
If you’d like to work with me, you can view my services here. 🙂
My Story in a Nutshell
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been multi-passionate and have always had a creative, curious, adventurous, and entrepreneurial spirit. That being said, I’m really not surprised I ended up creating a successful business that revolved around all of my passions. I now wake up happy and grateful every day knowing I get to do more of what I love. 😊
As the saying goes, “Turn your passion into your career and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
How My Entrepreneurial Journey Began
My entrepreneurial story started at the end of 2012, after ending a toxic relationship and needing something new and exciting to focus my energy on. Since I was feeling really bored at my 9-5 job, I started to feel a strong urge to make a big change in careers. The thing was, I had reached a point in my life where I was tired of going to work, depending on a job for my income and letting them tell me what they thought I was worth.
I always felt like my time, talents and work ethics were being taken advantage of and that I deserved to be treated with more respect and better pay. I was also tired of relying on men for my own happiness, only to be let down over and over again.
I wanted to become the person who made ME happy. I wanted to do something FOR MYSELF that I had never done before, something that really challenged me and catapulted me into my next level. I had a deep desire to have the FREEDOM to work from anywhere, to make my own hours, and to do more of what I LOVED.
What I wanted was to become an entrepreneur and create something the revolved around my life, instead of working for someone else and revolving my life around my job.
So, instead of complaining for the rest of my life about what I didn’t like, I decided to do the opposite by ending my relationship and quitting my job. I didn’t know what I was going to do, but I had a deep confidence within me that knew I’d be able to figure everything out. I just had to take one step forward in the direction I felt pulled to go in and then just keep following my intuition from there… afterall, it had never lead me astray before!
After I quit my 9-5 job, I decided to start my own graphic and website design business and took advantage of all the newfound free time I now had for myself. I could totally do this!
Six months later, after running out of my savings and running low on money to pay my bills, I realized that the entrepreneurial path was a bit more challenging than I originally thought 😆which naturally became a humiliating and humbling experience in itself. This, in turn, created a new respect within myself for other entrepreneurs and business owners who had “made it.” Running your own business was definitely not as easy as it seemed!
I knew I had to do something about my financial situation, but being the stubborn soul that I tend to be 😉 I refused to go back to a 9-5 job. Since my goal was more time freedom and a flexible schedule, I did the next best thing I could think of: I went looking for a few side jobs that could help me pay my bills while working on building my own business.
I ended up becoming a Lyft and Uber driver, a wellness coach, and also started doing some dog sitting* (affiliate link) and dog walking for locals in my community. These side jobs not only helped me make money when I needed it, but I got to meet a lot of new people and even scored a few design clients from my interactions with them!
In addition, by getting on my own nutrition plan, I was able to get my health back after suffering from insomnia over my first 8 months of entrepreneurship and gaining 15lbs. from all the stress I was under. That was one of the biggest lessons and blessings because if you don’t have your health and you don’t take care of yourself FIRST, how can you expect to serve others at your best? I believe being in good health (mind, body and spirit) is absolutely essential if you want to be able to run a successful business… and feel happy in life!
How This Blog Started
Fast forward to the summer of 2014… after feeling a constant intuitive nudge for almost a year about starting a blog, I decided to finally listen to it and purchased the domain TaraTierney.com. Again, I didn’t really know what I was going to write about, but I figured I’d just start somewhere and see where it lead me.
I decided to use my blog to just talk about whatever I was interested in and set the intention to be an inspiration for people. I wanted to keep things real and show others what was possible so they could feel more empowered to follow their own intuitions and go after their dreams.
In addition, I wanted to learn how to turn my blog into a business so I figured I could embrace that “learning journey” by just diving in, trying different things, and sharing what I was learning with others who were interested in following a similar path as me.
So, that’s what I did.
You can read my first blog post here: Fear is Just an Illusion
Within my first few months, I found myself blogging about my daily life, talking openly about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, and creating and sharing healthy recipes. I also wrote about my health and fitness journey, personal development, how to deal with toxic people, and how I was personally turning the negatives in my life into positives.
Blogging ended up becoming a sort of “self-therapy outlet” for me because it allowed me to express everything that was going on inside me at a deeper level. I realized that I have a very analytical brain that really likes to dissect EVERY ASPECT of EVERYTHING… sometimes so much that it drives me insane, ha! I’ve always been more of the “observant” type in real life, but through blogging I have discovered that I actually have a LOT to say… and posting on social media was just never enough for me, simply because it never gave me enough space to write all that I wanted! Instead of putting myself in a box and limiting myself, I now had the freedom to truly be me, talk about anything and everything, and play by my own rules.
After all, I am a multi-dimensional, limitless being. 😉
Almost Giving Up
Six months after starting my blog, and two years into entrepreneurship, I started to feel extremely exhausted and burnt out with all that I was doing which ultimately caused me to spiral down into depression and my own personal rock bottom. I felt so exhausted from running around and trying to be everything to everyone, and I realized I just didn’t have any energy left in me to do it all anymore.
I had reached a point where all wanted was to quit everything I was doing, give up on the entrepreneurial life, and go back to a “comfortable” and “stable” 9-5 job.
After wallowing in my bed for a week, I finally reached a place of full surrender within myself… and it was then that I heard my intuition give me some advice on what to do next to help make my financial and life situation better.
I ended up taking the advice and that’s when everything turned around for me almost immediately.
Enjoying My Success
At the beginning of 2015, I realized my intuition had helped me crack the code of how to succeed at blogging and with that information I was able to tap into my own abundance and started creating multiple streams of passive income for myself. My financial situation got exponentially better, I began paying off the 40k in debt I had accrued on my entrepreneurial journey, and I started taking some much-needed time off to travel and just enjoy life.
My mind, body and spirit were all in alignment and I was truly flourishing on my own… without the need of a man or a “job.” I finally manifested my dreams and had become a self-made success! I created something that gave me time freedom, the ability to work whenever I wanted and from wherever I wanted. I was truly living an abundant life for the first time in my life and everything just felt so good!
The following year, I received another few intuitive “download” that gave me the ideas to launch 2 additional niche blogs, based on topics that were doing really well on this blog. Both blogs ended up taking off immediately and also became great successes!
My Healing Journey Begins
At the end of 2018, I found myself leaving yet another toxic relationship, and in doing so, I started to experience what is known as a Spiritual Awakening. After having ENOUGH of the bullshit, I decided to seek professional help so that I could finally heal whatever was causing me to attract certain types of men in the first place. It was a trauma that just kept happening over and over again throughout my entire life and I had reached a point where I truly could NOT allow myself to go through something like that EVER again.
I ended up discovering Reiki as well as in Melanie Tonia’s NARP program* (affiliate link) which helped me heal some of the trauma from the abuse right away. A few months later, I decided to start working with an energy healer and continued doing distance sessions with her every three weeks over the course of the year. She helped me clear my karma, past lives, and did a lot of deep healing work on my subconscious.
I also dove in and learned everything I could about spiritual awakenings and ascension and discovered a resonance in being a Starseed and a Lightworker. My energy worker was able to confirm with me that I did come to Earth on a specific mission and will be doing something really big in this life (something that is related to the cosmos). How awesome is that?!
My Dark Night of the Soul
I spent most of 2019 letting go of what no longer served me, including friends, clients, habits, negative thinking, etc. and just spent a LOT of time alone with myself (which I was already used to, so that wasn’t too big of a deal.) The “letting go” process was very challenging to get through, and a LOT of tears were shed, but I can see now why it all had to happen.
If I continued to keep anything in my life that wasn’t vibrating at this new level I was trying to stay on, then it was only keeping me down, which meant I was letting myself stay stuck. Since I was still healing, I wasn’t strong enough to keep my vibrations up around certain people, and often found myself feeling worse after interacting, which was a sign to me that I just had to let them go. Trying to explain new concepts to them was only a waste of my energy, as I later learned they just had some more evolving to do on their own.
At the end of 2019, my whole world turned upside down once again after I received another intuitive “download” that it was time to shut down three of my sites. I didn’t understand why at the time and could feel the anxiety and fear creeping in. Why would I let go of what was helping me make a living?! What was I going to do instead?
I had been feeling like I was eventually supposed to be helping people with Spiritual Awakening and healing stuff, and considered turning this blog into something that was more in line with that, but I also felt like I didn’t know enough about that stuff to feel confident in helping others. At the same time, I felt like I needed the support of my other blogs to hold me afloat financially while I figured out my next path in life… so why in the HELL was my higher self asking me to shut everything down?
I asked for confirmation from my highly psychic energy healer to see if this was the correct decision for me, and she confirmed that it was 100% correct. So, as crazy as it sounded, I reluctantly shut everything down, including all my social media accounts, and just let myself BE, staying almost completely detached from the external world so I could better hear the whispers of my soul as they guided me on to my next path in life.
Not long after that, found myself spiraling down into a deep depression, and decided to move home to Massachusetts from California so I could fully take a break from life to heal, work closer with my energy worker, rejuvenate myself and do some soul searching.
Within about 2 weeks, I sold all my shit, let go of my apartment and started driving back home across the country.
During my drive home, I realized that what I was going through was what is known as the Dark Night of the Soul. I felt extremely fearful, anxious, lost, confused, abandoned, and unloved. I didn’t understand what was happening to me, I didn’t know who I was anymore, and I was basically experiencing an existential crisis. I could relate it to being in a funhouse filled with a bajillion mirrors. No matter which way you turn, you can’t seem to find your way out, and all you see is creepy, distorted versions of yourself that seem to go on forever.
***I could actually compare it to what people are now feeling with the COVID-19 pandemic… if you are feeling any these things, I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL! And I promise things will get better for you, as they did for me.***
I felt so lost in my head and couldn’t understand what was happening or what I could do to turn things around for myself. I felt like no matter what I did, no matter what I touched, everything was just going to crumble beneath me, like my life had been showing me over the past few months. I figured, what was the point of even trying to do anything anymore?
I tried to fight the feelings for a while, until I finally just decided to surrender and LET myself BE depressed.
After a few months of surrendering, healing, staying off of social media and doing absolutely no work, I eventually started to pull myself out of my own darkness. That’s when things slowly started coming into the light for me.
Raising my Vibration
In January 2020, I attended my first Energy Workshop and discovered that I am Kinesthetic, which means I receive information by FEELING it first. In learning this, I now feel like I understand why everything happened the way it did in my life up until this point.
In February, I did a few more healing sessions, as well as another energy workshop, which really helped strengthen me and put me into a more aligned state. That’s when I started to receive more insights on what was going on inside of me and how I could start pulling myself out of depression and into more of what I’m meant to be doing right now while I develop my psychic gifts.
In March, my inner voice told me it’s time to do more things that bring me joy because that is what is going to help me raise my vibration, and I need to raise my vibration in order to hear my guides more.
So I began to think about what I could do that would help me put myself in a state of joy and happiness again. I was really starting to understand the Law of Attraction at a whole new level, and with that, I began to learn how I could use it to catapult me, once again, out of this depressing, “trapped” feeling.
As my mind went around and around in loops, I realized I was making myself crazy. I was f*cking tired of being put in a box by others (as well as myself) and truly had enough of people (as well as myself) telling me who they thought I was or what I “should” do.
So I started doing more meditations and with those I realized that deep down, I still wanted the same thing I wanted when I first started my design business back in 2013:
FREEDOM to just BE me and DO more of what I love on a daily basis.
So I ended up writing down all the things I loved to do and decided to just start doing more of that stuff NOW. Part of that included exploring and learning new things and sharing them on my blog. I also wanted to get creative again and decided that maybe I could add some design services to my blog.
So I did. 🙂
Finding My Light Once Again
Through this long, often excruciating process, I finally came out on the other side realizing that I may not be ready for my big life mission just yet, but I do still have plenty to offer people. I just need to embrace the now and do more of what I love on a daily basis (which is writing, creating and developing stuff!)
Looking back at the past few months, I have realized that my higher self was protecting me and trying to help me make a shift. The truth was, I had been spreading my energy too thin trying to manage FOUR separate businesses on my own. I could have hired people to help me, but my higher self knew I didn’t truly want to do that.
Right now, what I really want is to have ONE place where I can talk about everything and anything I want. ONE place where I can put 100% of my focus and energy into. ONE place where I can make a positive and powerful impact on others. And ONE place that I can call my home, where I can BE more of my true self and DO more of what I love every day.
By creating this, I know I’ll be better able to keep my mind, body, spirit and emotions in better balance, which is what I need to do to get more in alignment with my higher self. Once I’m in alignment again, I can continue creating things that actually help people, while also bringing myself time freedom, happiness and abundance once again… until it’s time for me to step up into my next level.
So I’ve started restructuring this blog as my ONE online hub for all that I do, all that I am, and all that I’m evolving into. I’m choosing to continue embracing my journey and just letting things unfold as they are meant to. I’ve also taken some of the services I had on my other blogs and added them to this blog, which revolve around helping people improve various aspects of their lives so they can create a life + business that is more aligned with who they TRULY are.
Alignment is always the goal.
If you’d like to work with me, you may check out my services here (more coming soon).
I hope my story inspires and empowers you to BE more of who you truly are, DO more what you love, and to give yourself the freedom to continue exploring, learning, creating, loving and evolving.
Life is not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Learn to embrace it and let the magic unfold for you every moment of every day. ✨✨✨
Sending you love + light,