This Is My Story
I have done a lot of changing in the past 5 years. I needed to re-evaluate my spiritual way of life. I ended a 20 year abusive relationship and as a result was forced to close my 15 year career as a home-based business owner and move from the family home. Both of my children started college. I was 40 years old, single, living on my own for the first time in my life, and starting over with nothing. I was lost and scared.
For the first while I was just trying to exist, to keep a roof over the children and my head. I worked 3 jobs as a cook in local restaurants and diners. I had some wonderful friends that encouraged me and kept my spirits from sinking into despair. I knew that giving up wasn’t an option and I decided early on that I would not be the victim. I couldn’t help but wonder why this was all happening to me. I kept thinking there must be more. As I began to adjust to my new life and find a new routine and my broken heart began to heal I started to think about the future and where I might like to go with it. I wondered if maybe I was supposed to do something totally different than cooking or bookwork. I began to question and re-think all of the lies that I had come to believe. I started to believe that I really would make it, that I was ok and that I had a purpose and that I was worth it. The spark of hope was ignited in me and I began to dream again. This was NOT where I pictured myself at this stage of my life and I certainly had no intention of staying here. I have been asked by many people how I’ve managed, how I got through what I did. I have been told that I am strong. I always said that if sharing my story could help one person it was all worth going through. It’s time for me to share and I’m ready.
My Skill Sets
Then I was introduced to Life Leadership. I was instantly intrigued by the prospect of helping others. I wanted to make a difference. I jumped on board.
What I found was a group of positive people with similar goals. People that wanted to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and enjoy life. People that recognized that by applying a few simple principles over time can mean the difference between the upward curve of success and the downward spiral of negativity.
I don’t know about you but I’ve had enough negativity. I’m ready to move forward in my life. I’m ready to take control. I’m ready to begin my journey to be the best Jane I can be. Bring it on…
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