Hi all! Welcome to my first post... and the beginning of my new life.
I am starting at ROCK BOTTOM... which has become my TERRA FIRMA and seems like the best place to begin. My husband passed away 3 years ago from ALS which depleted our life savings over the 10 year illness. All 3 kids have successfully reached adulthood.
I can no longer afford my house and must move; all of my possessions collected over 27 years of marriage have been sold... including my bed... to raise money for food and electricity. My 2 INDEPENDENT bookstores are closing because we can no longer compete with all the discount stores and online sellers. In short... I have no money, no income and soon, no house. Am I sad or upset? No, I'm excited!!!!
I am not without talent, family and friends. I can't wait to see what life throws at me next. I know I can handle it.
First on my list is to secure housing. I don't know how much longer my daughter and I can stay in our family's home, but I can assume it won't be much longer. So that is priority #1.
Next, I will start working on earning money. In the short term I will begin to sell my crafts and artwork on etsy.com. Feel free to follow my shop... uniqueandnovel. I am crafty in so many ways, expect to see all kinds of items. In the long run I have a few ideas up my sleeve. A few I can't talk about yet, but one I can is... I'm writing a book.
Apparently my life is not as normal as I thought it was. Over the years so many people have listened to my stories and commented that I should write a book. I finally listened and have begun the arduous task of working on my memoir. The working title is... Wearing High Waist Panties With Low Rise Jeans. It's kind of a 'coming of age' story for a middle aged woman.
Follow along as I reclaim my life and finally live for myself!!