Owning It: It's My Story and I'll Share If I Want To

Owning It: It's My Story and I'll Share If I Want To

by Natalie Mangrum


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I grew up in the suburbs with two amazing, loving, married parents. So how did I end up dropping out of college (I went back later and finished), getting pregnant at 20 (just missed being a teen mom statistic), and later marrying a divorcee who already had two children? I’m not saying that any of this is bad or can’t be mitigated, I’m saying that it wasn’t part of “the plan.” In spite of my obstacles—and there were many—and against the odds, I went on to become the founder and CEO of a successful, rapidly growing company. In this short and synthesized version of my life, I talk about some of my poor choices, the horrible things people have said (and done) to me, and how I attribute my success to my faith and relentlessness. There is power in sharing your story. When you own your story, you accept what was done to you or what you brought onto yourself, you deal with those emotions, and you make the decision to move forward. You will not stay stuck. And when you allow yourself to be vulnerable and share your truth with others, you pave the way for others to heal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578541884
Publisher: Natalie Mangrum
Publication date: 10/12/2019
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Natalie is a wife, mom, and successful entrepreneur. As the founder and CEO of Maryland Teacher Tutors, Natalie hires private certified teachers to go into families' homes and provide academic support to students. In 2015, she founded Maryland Teacher Tutors with one teacher, and has since grown to 35+ certified teachers working under her leadership. Beyond work, Natalie enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children, kickboxing, and learning all she can from people with more wisdom and life experience. Natalie attributes her success to her faith and her relentlessness, and is always on the lookout for opportunities that will both excite and challenge her.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: My Suburban Upbringing

Chapter 2: Youth Group

Chapter 3: Middle School Changed Me

Chapter 4: College Dropout

Chapter 5: College Campus Outcast

Chapter 6: Almost a Teen Mom Statistic

Chapter 7: Rape

Chapter 8: Marriage and New Motherhood

Chapter 9: Infertility

Chapter 10: Too Many Glasses of Wine

Chapter 11: “You’re not a good teacher.”

Chapter 12: MTT – “That’s a terrible idea.”

Chapter 13: Anxiety and Panic Attacks – My Chronic Thorn

Chapter 14: Why Not You?

Chapter 15: Matthew 6:33

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