Sorry I haven’t been around…..
First off, let me apologize for my missing blogs. It’s been a very hectic couple of months and as I’ve stated before, writing doesn’t come easy for me. So, like many, I skip it when faced with other more pressing matters. What’s been going on you ask? Well I’ll start by sharing something personal... then I’ll share a few tips on Organizing and Moving before the holidays... because I’m excited that I’m finally back at it and busier than ever. In fact, September was my best month yet!!!
Ahhhh, where to start. On October 1st, my son moved out to start his life and something else (that I can’t get into the details about) affected my daughter on the very same day... My family underwent a huge challenge this month. I’m not going to get into the details because they’re a bit private, but the main thing is that I experienced the empty nest syndrome in a BIG WAY. Enough said.
I will share few lessons that have helped me this month. We all know them but tend to forget. Maybe they will help you in some way too:
By now you’re probably getting the gist of what my blog is all about. #IBelieve. As I’ve said before, I Believe that things happen for a reason and just last month I was put to the test yet again…
Many of you might not know this, but I tripped unloading the car. I happened to break my arm, the humerous (which I can tell you is not very humorous) in 3 places. Fortunately, they are all fractures and it was my left arm. I’m a righty thank goodness!
My job takes me to a lot of different cities throughout LA. Today my heart broke a little when I pulled up to a Public Storage facility in Hollywood to unload a storage unit for a client who was moving into a beautiful craftsman home. The homeless encampment of tents surrounding the storage facility were well kept, the tenants were clean, their dogs were fed. While trying to focus on the job at hand, my thoughts kept drifting. How could I help? Can I make a difference? What could I do? Then, a thought came to me. The towels that were in my car for months waiting to be donated, the ones the donation centers wouldn’t take; I could give them to those that truly needed them. They were washed and safe from Covid-19. It was perfect.
Do you Believe?
I hadn’t intended to write about inequality in only my second blog (or at all really) but it matters to me. It really matters to me, and this is what my message is truly about. What Really Matters.
Not everyone is going to agree with what matters to me, or what I believe in, or what I say or do. It might not matter to them. They may think and act differently, and you know what, that’s perfectly ok! It’s what makes the world go 'round. But, does it give them the right to treat me differently? I don’t Believe it does.
When Jen asked me to write a blog for her Ounce of Salt website, I thought what?
No, I can’t. I detest writing. I’m terrible at it.
Then I started thinking, Andrea you can do this. You have something to say. Just start small.
Asking ourselves questions
I’ve been procrastinating until the final hours to get it done. Why?