Weekly Inspiration Roundup, Vol. 19

We’re almost at the big 2-0! How would you like to celebrate next Friday when we reach that amazing number? Should we have a cake? Maybe watch the movie Pretty in Pink? Lots to consider ūüėČ In the meantime, let’s celebrate your great writing this week. Here are some of the inspirational blog posts that caught my eye.

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It’s OK To Ask For Help

Being a woman in today’s world is no easy ride. Between juggling work, family and a social life Рthe pressure can soon build up. As an independent woman, you might also feel pressure to handle problems on your own, which is how the deeper problems can manifest themselves. Rather than facing it alone, reach out and ask for help. A problem shared is a problem halved after all. Continue reading

Craft Awakening (Guest Post)

Today, I welcome Jennifer Smith-Kirk to the blog to chat about how crafting Рin particular, making cards Рhas elevated her life to a whole new level. I have known Jennifer for many years and love her positive spirit! Here she is, at the door. Do come in and join us.

Take it away, Jennifer:

A Crafty Woman to Admire

Meet Jennifer Smith-Kirk, Crafting Extraordinaire!

Hi Everyone!

Firstly a huge thank you to lovely Christy Birmingham for allowing me to write a guest post. A little about me, firstly my name is Jennifer Smith-Kirk, I am in my early 50’s, and through various circumstances I have found a hobby card-making that has become my passion.

I have some disabilities and was diagnosed with Pulmonary Sarcoidosis just over 10 years ago, Sarcoidosis in an autoimmune multi-system disease, which affects my eyes, joints and skin. I have overcome 2 major strokes & 2 mini strokes I was at the time in retail management with a large team of staff under me. I hung on to work mainly in denial until poor health took over, then I was no longer well enough to do my job.

I have had to learn to walk again twice and I am now left with right sided weakness and I walk either with a cane or a 3 wheel walker depending on how I am as it changes on a day to day basis.

I am married to a wonderful, patient caring man who is loved by my friends and family. He encourages me and on days that I want to disappear as I am quite often in pain he manages to lift me up.

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