The story of Susan

Posted on February 4, 2012. Filed under: The start. | Tags: , , |

Once upon  a time there was a girl who had.

Well some great story start of like that but this one will not. Smile.

I was born into a family that had it own company. My grand father(Robert Cole) started a Funeral home from the ground up and he was one of the first millionaires  of his time. He did not have  a lot of education but he had the desire and the spirit to be his own man. I am  sorry to say that I never met the man, he died the year of my birth. A few months before I was born. I would love to have met him. I was told and from the business he started and help start and run that he was an inspiring man and a people person, full of life and fun.   I grow up with my mother and dad and a sister working in the family Funeral home. Metropolitan Funeral parlors. I worked in the company during high school, I went to college for a while in the mortuary science department. but I quickly understood that I had no desire to be a funeral director. So my college work-study turned to the arts. My father had hobbies of panting, woodworking and sculptor. We went on camping trips around the US. I had a wonderful and supportive family.

But as they say good things sometimes come to and end. I did not know how to get started in the art world. Art would not pay a living. So I came back home and started working at the funeral home. I met a man who was also going to school for mortuary science. We got married and he came to work at the funeral home.  We had two kids a son and a daughter. Money at the time was not a friend and the marriage had its problems. So I wanted to find other ways to make money to add to my family’s income. My parents in my view were passive in business and had gotten tangled up with legal challenge with an aunt who was mentally impaired. The courts would not let them make moves or changes. and they felt trapped and nervous about any move their could make  . Every little move required going to court first to get approval. Now that is a bummer. Talk about driving away any hope for growth or motivation. Any suggestion I had for changes and growth was always met with I don’t know we have to go to court.

I have ideas. and From advises I was told they were good ones and if I could get my parents to do them we could advance. however the above fear from my parents was given to me.  So I took my little self off and found other jobs. while working at the funeral home I had gotten an insurance license making pre-arrangement for extra cash. I liked working with people helping them to plan for a future funeral. After I left the funeral home and since I had an insurance license I started out working with seniors in the health care provider sector. I was good with the seniors.

Then came the other jobs and network marketing companies and I made a few dollars to help add to my little families budget . But  I had problems in the marriage and I could not do the things I needed to do and I did not get the support and encouragement. I was always told that what ever I got into will not work and that it is a bad idea. So I started to doubt my self    and  started to think negative.

A positive mind-set will get you to  your dreams. So at this time in my life with things in the relationship going wrong and two little ones to feed and take care of  the motivation was not there in my mind my soul and my spirit. So I started meet with others to talk about the opportunities and  it was ok not great but ok.   The marriage ended  and the job I had relocated. I had two children I had to raise  and care for. The typical  divorced mom situation right!

So I had to go back to the 9 to 5  job with benefits for my self and for the children. I had no time with work, the kids, the church and then family members being sick and needing my help with care giving. So I had to put my ideas and goals and yes some dreams on hold.

So to shorten the story all of my past has led me to where I am now with the desire to find the non 9 to 5 something I am passionate about.  I found out that you must have passion for what ever you do. you do have to push your self because you are going to have attacks of fear and nay sayers to stop you.  But I continued to have the desire to go and explore ideas and dreams that  could be if i just believed but it would be  a challenge.

But this exploration  did lead  to more self-confidence and I  pick up a few skills and knowledge on the journey.  I started to  feel satisfied, learned that I do like helping others and giving them news they can use or inspire them to want to learn and do more. i did that for my self and for my children. I never left my art but that became my hobbies. The desire to travel and see the world with the many people and places and things to do has also become a desire. My children are young adults now about to finnish college this year(2012) and I am still working that 9 to 5 wanting to turn my hobbies into something more. Retirement is within ten years and I want to find something to do before that comes  knocking on my door.

Over the past few years I have been reading books on how to do this and that and motivational  works of art.one book in particular  is  Crush it by Gary Vaynerchuk  I read that book in February of 2010. and that book seemed to change my way of life and my view and gave me the inspiration  to do this blog. I will mention that book several times. it is so   inspiring to me. some good books you read over and over. and sometimes when you go back you get something new from it. The other  book or DVD that help me look at life more positive and to see that if I give bad vibes I get bad or negative vibes but if I believe see and feel the positive I get back the positive. That book was the Secret by Rhonda Byrne. well now the person you see and read here and will see is a very positive person. and I have my rose-colored glasses on to see you and all better. so let’s get on with the exploring the learning the building and the sharing of life on its terms. warning I also give little  keys to life. That is the title of a  little book that I found years ago  by Sophia Bedford-Pierce little sayings that mean so much. and are true.

“Introduction: there is not one way to accomplish a task, or live a life. there is not one name for happiness, contentment or caring. I have heard it said, and I have read; if there were only one door, there would be only one key to life.” S.B.-P.

The things I say and present to you here in this blog are only a few key to life. not the whole just parts that I have found and .S.M.C.-T.  Smile

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