woman to watch on MY JOURNEY HERE: I grew up in Franklin, Indiana, and attended college at Indiana University for my nursing degree. I earned my graduate degree as a family nurse practitioner from South University in Savannah, Georgia. My husband and I now live in Mooresville with our 13-year-old son, Hayden, and 11-year-old daughter Ellison. We have two Labradors, Winston and Bentley. I enjoy the Lake Norman area with its proximity to the beach and mountains and the diversity in the population. on CATCHING DREAMS: HARNESSING INNER STRENGTH: My
father taught me that a strong work ethic is the foundation of success. He was thoughtful, humble, and had a strong inner strength. These characteristics have inﬂuenced me throughout my life. Even though he had no formal education, his entrepreneurial skills were impressive. When I lost my dad, mother, and sister, my inner strength was greatly challenged and, thanks to my dad’s teachings, I was able to draw from his inﬂuence in my life while coping with their deaths.
on KNOWING WITHOUT A DOUBT:
andrea colvin, FNP-C
One thing I know for sure is that change is constant, and having a positive attitude is essential to survive events in daily life. I also believe that with faith, there is hope, and like the apostle Paul said in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” To me, this scripture promotes optimism, and through the challenges in life, helps build character. Through the many obstacles I have faced in my life, I have worked to become driven with purpose.
STOUT INTERNAL MEDICINE & WELLNESS OF IREDELL HEALTH Mooresville
LKNW RECOGNIZES A WOMAN DOING EXCEPTIONAL WORK IN THE L A K E N O R M A N C O M M U N I T Y, A L E A D E R W H O I S PA V I N G T H E W AY T O C H A N G I N G O U R AT T I T U D E S A N D I N S P I R I N G C O N F I D E N C E I N T H E F U T U R E .
L A K E NORMAN
on A LITTLE BIT OF HELP: I would like for women to know that to be successful in today’s world, you will need the support of your family and friends. You can’t do life alone, but never underestimate yourself. Be sure to incorporate exercise into your daily habits and routines. Women need to have balance in their lives – and don’t forget to laugh! w Andrea Colvin is a nationally board-certiﬁed nurse practitioner at Stout Internal Medicine & Wellness of Iredell Health, specializing in disease prevention and weight management. They are located at 444 Williamson Road, Suite B, in Mooresville and can be reach at 704.360.3910.
WRITER MICHELLE LOVE
PHOTOGRAPHER CHELSEA BREN