The Inspiration for the Blog

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

This blog was inspired by a loss in my life. It wasn't the loss of a loved one in death, but nonetheless, very painful. It's a grieving process I am still working through.

I had started writing a book entitled "Grieving Parents Who are Still Alive" to journal the process I'm going through. My sister told me that if I kept at it and recorded the emotions and feelings I experience that I would help others. I wasn't too sure about going public with my personal life.

But then a moment of inspiration struck. I can heal AND help others experiencing similar pain.  I realize I'm not alone in feeling hurt, disoriented, and wondering where my life's journey is taking me. I'm starting to realize that I'm not along for the ride, I'm the one behind the wheel. 

It is with this premise, the idea for this blog was inspired. While I will be sharing personal experience, something I would typically be reluctant to do in a public forum, I'm hoping that I can help and inspire others who are going through a tough time right now.

Maybe you've lost a loved one to death?
Been let go from a career you had for many years?
You may be going through a divorce, or break-up?

Whatever difficult curve ball life has thrown at you, I am certain not only will you be able to hit it,  but you'll be able to score a home run.  That's right, the power is within you to decide how you are going to handle things that come your way.

If you want to retreat into a shell, and have the whole "woe is me" philosophy, well, guess what? That's what you'll get.  And, I get it, when you're feeling low, like you're insignificant, it can be tough to see outside of the here and now, but remember that there is a life out there and it's up to you not only to live it, but to shine.

My sister Sherry has been a friend, a confidant and a great aid in helping me through this time in my journey. I'm honored that she's going to have an active part with this blog by contributing a post every week. We intend this blog to be a place to derive encouragement and positive energy. Welcome.

--Carolyn Arnold