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  • Checking in and saying hi

    Posted by Stephanie on August 25, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    I am sorry I’ve not been around forever. Many of you have no idea who I am at all, which is really no one LOL but this used to be my home base really for business discussions. Without finding Kelly and her group I would not have had this career for so long. I started working from home in the mid-90s!

    Due to a retired spouse, life, and health issues, I just haven’t had much time to discuss anything, join anything, or plan anything much.

    However, the good news is I’m still plugging along and doing well in my content writing business even though I didn’t rebuild my website after taking it down in 2018 to change course. Shannon Smith made me a nice one-page site recently so at least that’s finally up. I was about to put up a new offer and a client took the space so I’m still fully booked with great client work.

    I’m still working with my daughter Alexandria. She’s trying to organize me and helping with the uploading and basic office assistant stuff. I have to spend far more time now on self-care. I’m so lucky that I can do that!

    In the meantime, I’ve learned how to outline a book using the 3 Act 9 Block 27 Chapter method and that is moving along too though SO MUCH SLOWER than I thought even with a pandemic and a back problem keeping me home. It’s mostly due to simply being too tired after working to come up with a moment of creativity.

    I enjoy every moment of it so I don’t mind taking my time to learn. I do so much better if I have a set process for writing, editing, and publishing than going by the seat of my pants so this method is really working for the way my brain works. I’m really excited about everything I’m learning.

    My husband and I both had health stuff that after being scared for months that it was cancer we’ve realized that it isn’t going to kill us or even make us any sicker than we already are — lol — so that’s all good and now that I’ve gone from fear to acceptance, I’m feeling very motivated even though nothing much has changed other than getting closer to a diagnosis and treatment for the new problems.

    This is all to say that life is good for us here in Arizona despite the issues. I also have to come back now and then even if I’m super busy to say thank you to Kelly and the others who have run this group over the years because I’m so very thankful to be able to do what I want to do with my life instead of worrying about a job.

    I’m not a six-figure earner, but I made a solid middle-class living and have since 1996 working for myself online part-time. I can’t imagine doing anything else and it’s been passed on to my kids who all earn money doing their own thing too.

    If you’re new here, you’re in the right place. If you need anything from me I’m still here.

    Shannon replied 1 year, 6 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Kelly

    August 27, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Awe Stephanie, it’s good to hear from you :) I love that you come to check in!

    Since we moved discussions from the Hub to this forum on my home base, I haven’t focused much on stirring up conversation here. I let the summer pass peacefully – but September is almost here and the SYC will get things poppin again so I hope you keep coming back to lend your experience and encouragement.

  • Stephanie

    August 27, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    I sent you a ticket on the help desk as I’ve tried to sign up for the live challenge for two and can’t seem to accomplish it. Thanks! I can’t wait.

  • Tishia

    August 31, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    So great to hear from you Stephanie! It’s been awhile since I’ve been on the forum so it was nice seeing your post when I came back to check in this evening.

  • Stephanie

    September 1, 2021 at 11:44 am

    I miss you! <3

  • Tishia

    September 1, 2021 at 6:57 pm
  • Shannon

    September 2, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    So happy to have you participating in the challenge with me this year! Even if we did end up on opposite teams… 🤣