Since my childhood, I’ve been an avid reader. Books have always been my friend; entertaining me, encouraging me and educating me. When I became a mother, I started sharing my love of books with my two wonderful daughters. A library of children’s books grew and I particularly liked reading the ones about animals. Mice were especially cute and I started thinking about writing some books using mice as the main characters. It didn’t take me long to write the first two stories, but then life seemed to get in the way and I became so busy being a ‘supermom’ that I gave up writing and put my stories up on a shelf to collect dust.
The next venture in writing came a few years ago when I started a newsletter to promote my business. It included articles about housekeeping, yard maintenance and various other home services along with interesting stories, pictures and humour. When I gave up my business, I started working with a depression support group and wrote a newsletter with articles about mental health and ideas on how to overcome depression and anxiety. The support group folded and I decided to combine my life experiences with my intensive research to create my own project on self-esteem. My project includes a website www.imconfident.com that contains articles, information, slide presentations and also a copy of my quarterly newsletter that I am currently writing.
Blogging is my newest project. It gives me the opportunity to connect with others and share my thoughts about life. I am passionate about helping people build their esteem and improve their relationships. Reading has been such an important tool in my own recovery and I know what a positive effect it has on my life. Learning helps us understand things better and empowers us to see life from a positive perspective. I already know that my blogging has benefitted some people from the comments I receive. I know my blogging won’t change the world, but I can at least do my small part in making a positive impact. If we all use our talents to help a few people, it would really change the world.
As for those children’s books that I wrote, I am hoping to get them published along with some other books that I am now writing.
My motto is – Learn what you can, love people and live positively.
Here is a poem by Nora Eason that I like:
Live, Love, Learn
Live your life, the way you should, Love the life you have, Learn from the mistakes you make.
Live your life on the path, that seems so hard to take, Love your life now, for your future’s at stake, learn to hold tight with all your might, to the one’s you love, for you never know when they’ll be out of your sight.
Live your life, for heaven’s sake, love your life, come what may, learn to accept the things you cannot change.
Live with the things you can, Love your neighbor as yourself, Learn to do your best, and God will do the rest. Live, Love, Learn as the world turns.