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Old 09-09-2021, 01:38 PM
 
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I am only allowed to have two stuck threads. As this has been getting traction again and I only have one stuck thread I decided to sticky it again.
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Old 09-09-2021, 08:03 PM
 
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I have posted several times including some repeating. Today something major happened that has put me on a path to follow my passion.

The first thing I remember thinking I would like to do for a job is writing. I was in Junior High, and despite my continuing love to write, I never went that direction. Then I got into church and faith. I was immersed. The denomination I was in had a program that after college I could apply for a two year mission over seas. I talked to lots of people at church and got a lot of what I thought was support as everyone said they would be glad to be a reference for me. It turned out that many of them did not actually support me and sent references that focused on I rarely if ever wear dresses. I am not a girlie girl. I also have a skin condition that makes makeup not possible. That was a problem for those references that focused on those issues. So I ended up in Social Work. I could do a lot work to help people without having to wear dresses all the time. (Hint of sarcasm). It was about 8 years ago I found a writing group in my town and I started attending regularly. It was wonderful. I was not writing anything major, but I was writing. I did win a few contests and I got a story published in Chicken Soup for the Soul. Then the writing group stopped. Several members were no longer coming and a host of other things going on. I still love to write, and I did some, but not with a lot of focus on getting published. I cared for my mom at her end of life - she had dementia, diabetes, and arthritis. I wrote two books about her. Self-published and got a lot of copies to people, but not at a level to actually go anywhere with it. Recently I found another writer group. I tried it. It was not for me. Details not needed. However, at that one time I went a person who was in the "old" group was there. We reconnected. She is in a group that includes others that were from our "old" group. This new group is small and works a lot like the old group that I loved. Tonight I participated in that group - virtually. I shared work I am doing on a book and got a lot of feedback as well as giving feedback to two of the old group. The three of us were the only ones there tonight. As the time ended, I was fully charged up. Writing is my passion. I love writing. I had good feedback and lots of help tonight. I am putting ever ounce of my being into working to manifesting everything I need to be able to make writing my full time job. It is a passion. It is who I really believe I am meant to be. The current book is something that my small group tonight embraced and provided a lot of support for my going that direction. I used to write a lot of humor stories that included my dog (Clancy) at the time of the old group telling his version of my antics. I am moving in a totally different direction, and I love it. I updated my vision board. I have been writing details of what I need from the universe. I am so focused on how much I love writing and wanting to keep writing. (I have four more book ideas after the one I am working on now.) Ideas keep flowing. I am looking forward to what the universe will bring to me so I can keep in this direction of writing.
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Old 09-11-2021, 05:14 AM
 
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I am grateful for the progress I am seeing with getting a job

I am grateful for seeing my life changing for the better

I am grateful for health that is making it possible to get things in order in and around my house
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