After Donnie died I had no purpose and felt no joy or happiness in living. For me to become an author and counselor took a personal commitment to go after my dreams, no matter what the cost.
Once I realized that my life’s purpose was to help other widows, I turned my life upside down to create this future.
My first workshop is a perfect example as I wanted widows to grieve, but also to heal. I was really scared to put myself out there and do something I had dreamed about doing. What if I wasn’t good enough? What would happen if I failed to help them? That day I learned a very important lesson – If you never try, you never know and your dream fades away.
Just doing nothing, was tempting. I had a career and didn’t need this added stress. But after I had written my book, I just couldn’t let my passion for “The Sisterhood of Widows” stop .
You see the book is all about sixteen widow’s journey from grieving to healing, but to me while the grieving is necessary, the healing of our broken hearts is the hardest part of our journey. That’s what keeps me going – widows like myself.
Knowing how far I’ve come since I published my book ten years ago, keeps me focused on how far I still have to go. That’s the power of thought and desire.
My thoughts have created this powerful place for widows to get the support and encouragement they need to heal.
Our thoughts shape our lives. We all have the tools needed to change our thoughts, to create our future and start living the life of our dreams. It’s a choice you make, not something that just happens to you.
A widow will live her life on purpose when her commitment to her life is bigger than her fear of change.