Blogging 101 Why I am here

I have been blogging for about two months now and am only just starting figure this all out. I have two blogs. “Because I can..” are stories of my life, dealing with depression, weight loss, fibromyalgia and chronic pain, anecdotes, inspirational quotes and inspirational stories. I would like people to be inspired to continue working toward their goals of self improvement, self enlightenment and hope. It is difficult sometimes to remain positive with all that I have had happen in my life and the pain I am in in my current life. I was told once that I was a person whose life was full of excuses and that I concentrated on the negative. I have consciously worked towards making my life more positive and to take responsibility for what I do. Self-determination, Self-reliance and spiritual growth are all very important not to just me, but to many people in order to find fulfillment in their lives. I hope to show people that they can do it. Because they can do it.

The other blog is about the time I spend Volunteering with DocUp an organization that helps people financially with utilities and rent. But, they are looking to expand their services in other areas as well. Such as job hunting and resume’ workshops. In the Volunteering blog I hope to inspire people to get out there and volunteer, not just with DocUp, but with any organization that helps their community and their fellow man. There are many projects people can do to help each other and their community. Time can be more valuable than money. Though money is important in funding these organizations, the time you spend helping others doesn’t just pay it towards the person you are helping, but pays it towards the growth of you as a person. 

I hope you can look at my blog and let me know what you think. I look forward to reading as many of the posts as I can and give feedback. So many talented people out there with amazing talents and stories. No one person’s story is any less important or undeserving to be told than another’s and I am looking forward to reading about them. 


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Retired Navy Cardiovascular Technician/Respiratory Therapist. Wife, mother, grandmother.

9 thoughts on “Blogging 101 Why I am here”

    1. Andile I wasn’t sure if I responded to your post. Thank you for your kind words. I hope I can give some inspiration, some good information and help others on their path to Self-growth and Spiritual Growth. Have a blessed day.

  1. Both your blogs sound wonderful! I can identify with much of what you said about your “Because I Can” blog.
    I struggle with depression/anxiety, and I love to volunteer, but after a full day of work, I never have the energy to volunteer. How do you do it?

    1. I am fortunate at this time to have my military retirement and a husband who is extra supportive so I can stay home and take up writing and volunteering. However, even when I did work I tried to be involved in community activities like the Red Cross, CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and the American Heart Association. I had to pick and choose what I could do and there were plenty of times I felt guilty I didn’t do more. But, it was just such an effort to get up and go to work and take care of the house. It is a matter of choosing to make the time and find ways to help. Call organizations that you are interested in working with. Sometimes it could be as simple as a day helping stuff envelopes or they may need someone to help with office work or help coordinate a community project. Answering phones is a big one for some organizations. Hospitals can use someone to help pass out reading materials or reading to sick children on weekends is another big one. Believe me I understand how you feel. It is not easy, but getting out of yourself and giving your time to someone else will be one of the best antidepressants you have ever taken. Good luck to you and thank you for reading my blogs.

  2. Hi there!
    Sending positive thoughts your way! I suffer from chronic pain as well and it is no joke. Sometimes diversion is the only thing that helps!
    Pain is tiring as well and sometimes I just need to rest. Good to read your post and look forward to reading more in the future. Happy Easter from Australia!

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