Living life on life’s terms….one day at a time.
My life has been a roller coaster: growing up an only child in a middle class family, a child of domestic violence, parent’s divorce, drug addiction, bulimia, single mom, social worker, entrepreneur, wife, MS warrior, relapse and recovery. The road has not always been easy but with God’s help (and my Guardian Angels), I have survived with a variety of gifts and talents. It is my story but I have learned some where out there is someone else who may need to hear it too. Someone who is struggling and may need some encouragement. Someone who needs to know they are not alone. I want to share my strength, hope and experience. I’m going to try to step out of my comfort zone again, trusting all of this is happening for a reason and knowing my Guardian Angels will keep me safe….
Today, I am grateful for my relapse and recovery. I am sorry for the pain and heartache I caused the ones I love BUT I found an inner peace I haven’t had in years. The inner gremlins don’t rear their heads as often anymore. I don’t do the shoulda, coulda woulda as much (never say never, right?).
I am not sure where this blog may head as we go into 2022….. stay tuned and thank you for always being my support and encouragement.
HISTORY OF MY BLOG
It seems like a lifetime ago when a friend/business coach told me to “brand myself” and challenged me to blog. I didn’t know what my brand was or who I was writing for. I shared my life story, business tips for other direct sellers, recipes and more. And so it went for almost 4 years.
Then life happened….. a relapse, health issues with no official diagnosis and still not knowing my “brand”. So I cut back my blog posts to 3 times a week. So it went for another 2 years…. Still I struggled trying to find my “niche”‘ in the blogging world. I felt “less than”. I compared myself to those who were making money blogging. I didn’t know what I wanted to do….
In January 2020, I made the decision to ONLY write when I wanted to…. Fast forward to October 2020, when I got the writing bug one day. To say the least, it didn’t last long… LOL… Here we are nearing the end of 2021 and I am “thinking” about restarting my blog. Stay tuned to see what may come.
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Have a blessed day!
5 thoughts on “All About Me”
Hello my name is Lisa I’m a single mom fighting stage 4 lung cancer my bad need of some ex on Social Security now nothing left after the bills for myself wondering if you can help me with a care bag so I would have extra things for me when I have my treatment days thank you
Goo Morning Lisa… Thank you for sharing your story with me. Please send me an email at HopeWs31@gmail.com with your address. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Have a blessed day!
You’re such an inspiration Hope … and a genuinely kind, thoughtful & caring person … I’m thrilled & blessed that our paths crossed ❤
Thank you Angela for your kind words. I too am glad our paths crossed. Have a ThirtyOne-deful day!
I love you Mommy! I so proud of what you are doing! (: