Hey! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Solonge Italiano and I am the face behind …simply Solonge. My lifelong passion has been to become a writer and motivational speaker to help inspire others find their true purpose and live a fulfilled and happy life – this is where I hope to achieve exactly that. Think of this as my happy space and hopefully at some point, it will become yours too!
Life for me hasn’t been shy of its adversities. My father left when I was only nine months old and I was raised by a hardworking single mother. I was bullied through early high school, grew up to face the challenges of living with a family member who suffered substance abuse, faced the hurdles of life with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), suffered countless panic attacks, experienced sudden loss of my cousin and stepmother and sadly experienced my own pregnancy losses.
On the flip side, I experienced some of the greatest pleasures in life – marrying my soul mate and man of my dreams, Phil, travelling the world, succeeding in my corporate career, becoming a mother to my little Queen, Alaia Lilly and now, I am lucky enough to say I got my double rainbow and am expecting twins in June 2018.
Only once I hit my thirties I began a journey of self-discovery and only then did I begin to realise what life was really about. While I used to think my past was my biggest anchor, I realised it was my biggest asset. I chose to harness those experiences, good and bad, and transform those energies into something more powerful – positivity, kindness and love!
Whilst I will dwell into some of the darker experiences mentioned above, in hope to help some of you, my main purpose is to leave you feeling a little happier than when you first visited – after all, happiness is contagious, so I hope you catch it.
So please, sit back, relax, pour yourself a glass of vino and enjoy a candid view into my life, loves, style and motherhood. And, don’t be shy to drop me a line and engage, I would love that. If I can at least impact just one of you, then I have achieved what my heart has set out to do. I hope you enjoy! Here goes…