Emerge Unstoppable in 2011!

Emerge Unstoppable in 2011! That's my mission this year. Join me as I blog about life during divorce, raising a three year old, and the fight to live one's dream of being a writer, a graphic designer, a prayerfully a success at it all.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's Amazing What You Learn

A new friend of mine asked me the other day, "As long as you've been writing, Lindy, what have you learned?" Good question. Funny thing was, she wasn't asking about book knowledge, trade secrets, or tips and tricks have acquired from my new colleagues. Instead, she was questioning what I have learned about myself.

It only took a moment for me to answer, for I know intimately who I am and what I believe and it transfers easily into my writing. But really, what is new about me?

Gratefully, since leaving my career last year, I've grown a great deal. I’ve learned a lot about myself as a human and as a woman. This discovery hasn’t been easy in fact it has been the most difficult time in my life. Not only what I have learned, but also the journey, has been well worth the effort. I’ve learned:

1) You can always fit more into your day if you get up a little earlier;
2) No matter how little knowledge you have, you can fix anything yourself if you just take a minute to Google it;
3) I have a lot more patience than I originally thought;
4) Money means nothing when you have a wonderful husband and beautiful, charming daughter to bring you joy;
5) The people you start out despising because they are loathsome with agendas that don't mesh with that of the heroine, are the people you come to love in the end;
6) Blessings abound if only you open your mind and your heart to them.

If you missed something, read through these six points again. Want Cliff’s Notes?

1) Get a jump on your day;
2) Anything can be repaired;
3) Garner patience;
4) Love and support is more important than money;
5) You might not start out liking someone, but you can sure grow to love them;
6) Plain and simple…blessings abound.

Six little points of light to live by in a world wrought with greed, turmoil, destruction, and envy. And the fun little snip-it about all of these – they easily translate into literature that is a worthwhile read.

Until next time, I remain...Unstoppable


  1. You are an inspiration - rock on!!


  2. Came here from GRW's site. You are a reflection of myself -- I am a sahm but with teens, so I have much more time to work, but what I've learned about myself is that I need pressure and structure! I'm terrible about making writing a priority, but I've also learned that it is up to me to take my writing seriously, to treat it like a career, and to take one step at a time. There are sooo many facets and steps to this business, and it overwhelms me. But... if I don't take my writing seriously, no one else will. Hence, the calls for volunteer for this and give me a ride for that (teens are less labor intensive, more emotionally and monetarily exhausting).
    Love your blog. Keep going Mrs. Unstoppable!

  3. This was wonderful to read! I'm so glad I checked into your blog. Number 5 on your list really jumped out at me so I probably have something to learn from that one.

    I admire you for actively keeping in touch with yourself. After leaving the ad agency world and becoming a work at home mommie I'm often chasing my identity around like I'm Peter Pan trying find my lost shadow. Now where did that thing go? :) It's on my long to do list to get it back.

    Blessings do abound and I am more grateful now than ever. I try to make peace with the things that I can't control. My new favorite saying came from my 4-year old and it's become my mantra:
    "You get what you get, and you don't throw a fit." She much wiser than I am.

    Can't wait to check in with you again. :)