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Life’s Struggles and How I Faced Them

I overcame losing my health, my house, my career, a boyfriend, and several friends.

I had a brilliant career as a police officer and was working on my Master’s degree with the hopes of possible working towards a job with the federal government. I purchased my house when I was 22 years old and was always goal driven. My boyfriend was also a police officer, and we had been together for several years. We had great friends and loved to entertain. You can probably tell where this is going obviously.

When I became ill things slowly began spiraling down. It affected my job, my personal life and soon I couldn’t work. The process of going through disability is very difficult. I had to move out of the house that I’d had for 11 years. I was heartbroken. There was no place for me to go, so I had to stay with friends since I had no income. My career was gone, my health, my house……..and then my boyfriend of 6 years came to the house I was staying at to break up with me. I even lost friends in this process, some that I had for years. Too many struggles!

My Struggles Were Overwhelming!

Folks I’m here to tell you that I understand the depths of despair and for those of you that have had major live events and made it through, great job! That is a significant feat. For those of you in the middle of the despair, it WILL be okay. I’m living proof. I tell you this sad tale, not for you to feel sorry for me, but for you to understand my journey and where I came from. Things are okay now! It took me a long time, but I crawled out of that abyss. So……………

I had to start over from scratch and reinvent myself. I’m determined to make this next phase of life even more successful. It could possibly have been the best thing that ever happened me in the long run! These experiences and struggles made me who I am today, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ll help you through the hard stuff so you can truly be happy and enjoy life!

My Struggles Benefit You!

This blog will help you find your way as a writer and learn how to begin your writing career. I’ll share my stories, tips, lessons, struggles, just about anything you can think of, to help you be a better writer and build your confidence. You deserve this! You deserve a career you love that makes you happy and offers flexibility to help balance your work and home life. I won’t hold back or sugarcoat…..so BEWARE. I’m upfront and honest and can tell you now that this requires hard work on your part, but we’ll do it together! A good place to start is with some of the blog posts on working from home to get you started.

Training and Advanced Degrees– My educational background in research and writing is significant. I understand what a reliable, credible source is. I’m a life-long learner and enjoy challenges. My experience allows me to help YOU be the writer you want to be and I can guide you in your work-from-home job search adventure, too. See my LinkedIn profile for more about my educational background.

Fun facts about me—- Writing has been a passion of mine since I was in elementary school. I wrote my first novel in 6th grade and won a Young Authors award.

I’ve been in law enforcement for 20 years as a Police Officer, Police Lieutenant, Administrative Assistant, and General Instructor.

I’m laid back and enjoy making other people happy and creating beautiful things.  I have a quirky sense of humor and love making people laugh.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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