Poetry

What a beautiful expression of what so many of us go through before we find success!

Therapy Bits

She came from nothing
Humble beginnings
Just a girl, lost
Afraid, alone
Her face was a picture
So kind, so gentle
Her voice soft, melodic
This humble girl
Who had the voice of an angel
Her life was so hard
It wasnt easy at all
But she soldiered on
She was a trooper
She was fiercely independent
Relied on no one
Got through life
On a wing and a prayer
And even though at times
Fear would grip her
She never gave in to its power
And now, today
she walks, with her head held high
A true survivor
Who came from humble beginnings
A warrior
Because surviving is what she does best

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Let’s Do This Together!

I’m ready!  I have several people who have contacted me about collaborating.  I’d love to have more.  What WordPress has shown me is that we all achieve more when we support each other.  (Did you miss my post I Hope You Will Join Me! to learn more!)

I am ready to begin what I know will be an amazing journey and if you are interested I do hope you will join us.

Together we will build a community of some sort.  We will work out the details together.  So, if you’re a blogger looking to get discovered outside of WordPress please contact me!  Anyone is welcome, but specifically I’m hoping to find people who:

  1. Have a mental health, parenting, or self-improvement blog who wants to get discovered off of WordPress (if your blog is in a different area and you want to join lets figure out how you fit!)
  2. Have published, or want to publish a book in one of these areas
  3. Have experience with, or an interest in, creating a YouTube channel or podcast in one of these areas
  4. Have experience with, or an interest in, creating and selling products of interest to this type of audience
  5. Have a product, service or skill that would be useful to people pursuing any of the above including:
    1. Graphic designer
    2. Book review site
    3. Copywriter
    4. Illustrator
    5. Marketing expert

My dream is twofold:

  1. Create a website that links to everyone who joins this team (whatever we decide to call this).  This site would be more than just outgoing links, but a resource in itself that every member has access to (similar to Word of the Day).  We would all be able to create content here that would point to what we are each doing, but also hopefully to each other.
  2. Create a network of people with a variety of skills and knowledge who can collaborate, share ideas, share resources and basically motivate and encourage each other.  There is so much advice available online but it would be far more efficient to have a group of people we trust to really tell us what worked for them and what didn’t, rather than depend on a bunch of people trying to sell us their affiliate products.  I am learning so much about building an online presence and while this blog isn’t the place to share what I know, I know there have to be many of you out there who would be interested in what I am learning, and I’m sure you have lots of your own knowledge to share.

If you’re at all interested I hope you will join me!  Leave a comment, or email me directly at gratefulsinglemoms@yahoo.com.

Let’s build something!

If you’re not interested but know someone who might be, or have followers who might be interested please share or reblog this post!

I Hope You Will Join Me!

I have an idea.  And the more I think about this idea, the more excited I get.  I hope you will feel the same because I want you to join me!

For at least 15 years, maybe more, I’ve had this dream of creating my future.  I was taught growing up that the “right” way to be successful was to go to college (which I paid for myself) and then get a “good” job.  I have followed this path all my life.  I have to say that although I don’t like my current job, and I find it infinitely frustrating at times, it is by anyone’s standards a “good” job.  It’s better than good.  It pays well.  The benefits are great (not just hard benefits like health insurance and retirement, but also soft ones like working from home and lots of paid vacation).  It’s also flexible and has allowed me to do many things I never would have been able to do had I worked somewhere else.

This is not about being unhappy with my job.  It’s about wanting financial freedom.  It’s about wanting to create something.  It’s about showing my girls that there are many ways to be successful.

To give credit where credit is due, I have been listening to the podcast Side Hustle School for over half a year.  I find the stories to be both motivating and inspiring, and many of the tips are useful as I try to figure out how to build a career for myself that isn’t defined by someone else.  If you’re like me and you want to turn this blogging thing into more than a hobby then I highly recommend listening.

This post is for people who are on WordPress who want more.   I have nothing against those blogging for fun…I completely understand needing a creative outlet without wanting/needing to turn it into more.  But I’m looking to create a group of people who want to join together to help push each other forward.  My inspiration was The Onward Project which was founded by Gretchen Rubin.  Side Hustle School is part of this and I’ve wondered for a while what it was all about.  This morning I Googled it and found that it’s just a simple 1 page website that lists 3 podcasts.

I had thought it would be so much more.  I had images of big things, of a network of resources all sharing a common theme.  I thought it would include podcasts, websites and other links to information someone interested in whatever the Onward Project’s mission is.

It was none of that.  It was simply 3 links.

But it gave me an idea.  I want to create what I thought the Onward Project would be.  I want to recruit people from my network who want to build something together.  I want to find people who:

  1. Have a mental health, parenting, or self-improvement blog who wants to get discovered off of WordPress (if your blog is in a different area and you want to join lets figure out how you fit!)
  2. Have published, or want to publish a book in one of these areas
  3. Have experience with, or an interest in, creating a YouTube channel or podcast in one of these areas
  4. Have experience with, or an interest in, creating and selling products of interest to this type of audience
  5. Have a product, service or skill that would be useful to people pursuing any of the above including:
    1. Graphic designer
    2. Book review site
    3. Copywriter
    4. Illustrator
    5. Marketing expert

My dream is twofold:

  1. Create a website that links to everyone who joins this team (whatever we decide to call this).  This site would be more than just outgoing links, but a resource in itself that every member has access to (similar to Word of the Day).  We would all be able to create content here that would point to what we are each doing, but also hopefully to each other.
  2. Create a network of people with a variety of skills and knowledge who can collaborate, share ideas, share resources and basically motivate and encourage each other.  There is so much advice available online but it would be far more efficient to have a group of people we trust to really tell us what worked for them and what didn’t, rather than depend on a bunch of people trying to sell us their affiliate products.  I am learning so much about building an online presence and while this blog isn’t the place to share what I know, I know there have to be many of you out there who would be interested in what I am learning, and I’m sure you have lots of your own knowledge to share.

If you’re at all interested I hope you will join me!  Leave a comment, or email me directly at gratefulsinglemoms@yahoo.com.

Let’s build something!

PUFFY

Today’s word of the day!

Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of the Day is PUFFY

Write a Poem, story or anecdote, inspired by this word.

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Start Today

Yes! Start today…and if it doesn’t work start again tomorrow. Each day is a new opportunity! Keep getting back up. Never give in. The people who succeed are the ones who never stop trying!

*UNBREAKABLE QUEEN'S LIFE LESSONS DIARY*

The famous phrase “Start Today” is something I personally hold dear to my heart because I have held my own self back numerous of times throughout my life to the point I felt stuck, desperate, and useless. How many times have you stayed in place because you felt scared to move as little as a inch? It’s a proven fact that throughout life everyone will go through their share of disappointments and struggles (some more than others). One tiny piece of information many forget is the part that everyone handle disappointments differently for example one person can get knocked down 9 times and get back up 10 while the next person may get knocked down 9 times and decide there is absolutely no point of getting back up. After countless of failed tries I decided to stay down and watch everything around me go on.

At first I…

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