Hi, my name is Jennifer, welcome to my blog. The focus of this blog will be appreciating the little things in life.
Let me tell you how this began:
All my life I've been a dreamer, always expecting something amazing to happen any day now. I feel like for my whole life I've been waiting for that "special something" to happen.
I am a firm believer in Jesus, I don't like the term "Christian" because most people who call themselves a Christian don't act anything like Christ but I really, really love Jesus and I want to please Him in everything I do. I don't always succeed but it is my goal.
Having faith in Jesus has added to my expectancy of greater things.
But, after working for many years I found myself in yet another job that didn't allow me to use my full potential. It was one of the best paying jobs I've ever had but due to some issues at the job I found myself very unhappy and questioning everything.
The year was 2020, amidst the chaos of covid and political upheaval, the enjoyable things in life had to be put on hold. That made it a very stressful year for many people and perhaps that's what caused some of the extra tension at the job but I was getting more and more discouraged every day.
I live alone, with my three dogs and five bunnies, and most of the time I enjoy being alone with my pack. But my family is the most important thing to me, aside from Jesus, and I hadn't been able to see my family in months.
I had considered starting a side business to help give me something positive to focus on. I was tossing the idea around for a few days when I got a call from my elderly mother.
In one phone call she told me that her doctor told her that she may need to have her leg amputated if they didn't get an issue under control. She also told me that my dad, who had been my best friend for years, had just been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's.
That phone call changed my life - forever!
It started a chain of thoughts that prompted actions to change my life.
My dad had worked 2-3 jobs to provide for us while we were growing up, he and my mom had looked forward to retirement so they could travel and begin enjoying their lives. Now here they are, retired and facing what they are facing. I didn't want that to happen to me.
I began asking myself why I was staying at a job that made me feel so sad, especially when there was no room for advancement and as well as I was being paid, I still couldn't afford "my dream". So, after much prayer, thoughts and tears I decided to quit my job and start my own business.
Okay, this post is getting too long...I'll finish more later.