I’m not sure how I got here but after a lot of reflection and thought about my life, my future and my hearts desired, I’ve decided this is one path I wanted to try.
I need to give you a little back round so if you’re with me from the beginning, you’ll know why I’m here.
Several years ago I retired from a job I truly loved. Why? Mainly health reasons. After 32 years it was hard to give up. I grew up in those offices that started at age 20. Not selling, just clerical. Life gave me a few break times from this job but each time I came back. I loved the people (mostly) the money (not bad) and it gave me something to do everyday.
Married for a while and I have two adult son’s and one grandchild. One large dog and two loving cats.
Presently, I find myself in a very tough position. Retired. Fixed income. Renting a home. Income has not really increased (besides cost of living raise the government provides) since I’ve retired. Currently in not such good health as most people my age (65).
For the past few years, I’ve mostly enjoyed retirement but I discovered early on that I HAVE to have something to do. Never been one to sit too long watching TV. So I’ve developed some hobbies. Crafting mostly. I make candles, framed fabric art, jewelry making and sewing. But before the hobbies, it was obvious that my total income was not going to be sufficient enough to maintain the standard of living I’m accustomed to. So I thought to turn my crafting into a supplemental income stream. It WAS NECESSARY if I am to stay independent and living on my own. (I can’t work in the normal since of the word because of my health) A few failed business ventures and nothing… Both my children help me financially when they can but things are still tight.
This is the situation I find myself in today. It’s been five years and something has to change.
Recently, something else happened. My landlord has decided to sell this duplex I’ve been in for the past 4 years. I love it here and can’t see myself anyplace else. Without going into details, I love this place. It has everything I’ve ever wanted in a home. I have 6 months left on my lease. I have to find a way to buy it. If I don’t somebody else will and everything for me would change.
I submitted my application to the bank and mortgage Company only to be turned down do to my credit scores. So now, I have to find a way to pay those debits , raise my scores and buy my home.
I’ve looked at many, many options for earning money and only a very few fit what I can honestly do. Very few options.
One of those options is this. Creating a website, starting a blog and make money blogging. Huh? What? From the things I’ve read, its possible. Other people are doing it so why not me?
My Website is” THERE IN LIES THE LESSON-HELP ME.COM).
It’s gonna go like this..Everyday I’ll post a question or comment primarily covering the life lessons learned by you..me..and anybody who would like to comment on something or anything dealing with the journey we’re all on. No judgement, no advise just writing down experiences and how we deal with situations, good and bad. My hope is that in the process, we help someone think about life, there life and of others just dealing with life stuff.
Please join me and lets see where it goes. Maybe it helps you, maybe it helps me and we’ll all feel better about how we spent part of the day.
First post tomorrow April 19th, 2018. See ya.