In the spring of 2013, I’d reached one of the lowest points of my life. My business had failed. I worked two jobs but still couldn’t afford to keep our apartment. My ex-husband and gone AWOL and didn’t pay child support. My kids and I were homeless–technically, that is–lucky for us my mom offered the other room her two-bedroom apartment. So it was me, my 13-year-old son, and 11-year-old daughter, living in a 10×10 room together. This was not the successful life I’d had in mind. I was low.
Something had to change. And though I had next to no energy left after my twelve-hour workdays, I knew I had to at least do one leetle-tiny thing each day to pursue what I really wanted for my career or I would lose my ability to keep going.
So, in a state of inspired frustration, I started a blog. I was sick of just working to make a living and only playing at following my dreams. I was finally ready to change. I needed to take action fast, before I lost momentum.
I made 4 first steps (see video & post):
1. I fully committed to my dream of becoming an author and speaker (even if I wasn’t sure how to do this),
2. I started a blog to make myself accountable to write every day for at least 30 days,
3. I listened to, read, or participated in something with a positive message every day for 30 days, and
4. I rejoined Toastmasters to work on my speaking skills.