Dylan "D$" King

I was born and raised in Texas. I even live in the Houston area now. But my heart is in Savannah, GA. It’s where my grandmother (who basically raised me) is from. I went to college there. It’s where my first marriage ended, and my second one began. There, I realized that out of something terrible can come something beautiful. Plus it’s hella cool.

I got my Performing Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and started working with a nonprofit theatre (Savannah Stage Company). I did improv, valuable energetic vocal work, stage management, and even played Tybalt in a production of Romeo and Juliet. This is where I earned the nickname D$ (pronounced D-money). When my marriage ended at the same time I graduated college, I lost my entire concept of who I was. I wasn’t a “good college student” or “devoted wife”. So to fill the empty void inside of me, I threw myself into my day job (which at the time was working at Starbucks), and kept myself absurdly busy.

A lot of growth came during this time. I pursued hobbies I had held myself back from, and spent a lot of time with my friends. But I was still skipping over the deeper inner work. So several years later, after I had been running a life completely on autopilot, just trying to fill the hole- I found something strange. There I was: a Starbucks store manager, remarried to a husband struggling with alcoholism, mom to a daughter with Autism (and pregnant with my second) and 100% totally and completely miserable. I was pretty certain that this was just how life was. All the self help books I had read, all the goal planning I had done- it all seemed pointless. I had the husband, the children, the house, a better job than a lot of people- but here I was… sobbing in my car because I was too embarrassed to tell anyone how I was feeling.

I started a secret Instagram account (@queenofgrit) and just created a life I actually wanted to live. For once in my life, I was being honest about how I felt.

And then something shifted. I couldn’t come back to my “regular” life anymore, because I knew that there was something out there better for me. So I quit my job. No back up plan. No idea what I was supposed to do. I just took the leap. And God caught me..

August 04, 2021

That Thing About My Grandfather is My Spirit Guide

In this episode we talk to a woman who as a child saw her grandfather at his own funeral watching the services.and how Grandpa is now her spirit guide! Do you ever wonder how cool it would be to have your grandfather as a spi...