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Focus Now...Dreams Later
4/30/2007 8:03:29 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

I am so grateful that I have finally gotten some clarity and focus for my life…for now.

I truly want to live and work my creative life full time, and I found a beautiful, peaceful, friendly place I would love to live…but to do these things means having a source of finances, which I don’t have right now. I will continue to do as much writing as I can even though it can’t be full time for now.

My brother has been carrying the full burden for our mother who is in assisted living with Alzheimer’s. He is the Trustee, Power of Attorney, dealing with her finances (and lack of, often using his own money which he does not have a lot of)…and going to see her a few times a week, shopping for things she wants, taking her out on occasion, etc. And he has a wife and 2 children. Note that they live in Michigan and I in Georgia.

Without a doubt, my clarity and focus right now is to drastically improve my finances that I may get my own debts paid off AND, most importantly help my brother with finances for mother’s care.

I have been looking for work and there is a good possibility that one will start soon. Thank God it is with a company near where I live and the environment is really good. The pay won’t be as great as I would like, but through this past year of lean finances I have learned to give up a lot and do without. Thank God I have been able to continue paying all my bills, feed myself and my dog…and help others however I can. I am very blessed.

I recently saw the movie “Freedom Writers” and was deeply moved. I have often wondered who and how I could help by encouragement and inspiration somehow through my writing. I have let my local acquaintances know that I would be available to their children’s schools if they would like a speaker. Have had no takers. This movie inspired me and yet I still don’t know exactly how I can live my life to encourage and inspire. My prayers continue……..

I want to encourage others, especially young people and seniors (never too old), to live their dreams, to find ways to do what they love ~ even if it doesn’t mean a financial income (at least not immediately  ) Just don’t know how, but I know that somehow, in some way I will be shown. I joy in knowing that God surprises us with answers to our prayers that are better than we can even dream of…my spirit waits in excited anticipation for the next one.


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More Blogs by Ann Marquette
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• Recent Writers' Retreat - Thursday, June 14, 2012
• What made your heart smile today? - Monday, February 28, 2011
• A New Year...AND New Decade - Friday, December 31, 2010
• Happy Thanksgiving to All - Wednesday, November 24, 2010
• Gratitude and Nourishment - Wednesday, November 03, 2010
• Halloween Story Time Again - Friday, October 29, 2010
• My Own Blog Site - Sunday, October 10, 2010
• Time to write again - Monday, June 28, 2010
• Have a fabulous Happy Father's Day - Friday, June 18, 2010
• Time for Passing - Friday, April 16, 2010
• Wishing You... - Saturday, February 13, 2010
• Ah! A New Year...New Sheet To Write On - Tuesday, January 26, 2010
• New Year, New Page to Write On - Sunday, January 03, 2010
• Happy Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26, 2009
• Gratitude - Sunday, November 22, 2009
• Annual Halloween Story - Friday, October 30, 2009
• God's gifts - Sunday, September 13, 2009
• Little One~End of Journey Alone - Sunday, July 19, 2009
• To All You Dads - Saturday, June 20, 2009
• Springing Forward - Sunday, March 08, 2009
• Pruning of Self - Thursday, March 05, 2009
• Holidays, Love and Blessings - Saturday, December 13, 2008
• The Visitors - Tuesday, October 14, 2008
• Message from Little One - Sunday, July 20, 2008
• Happy and Blessed Father's Day - Sunday, June 15, 2008
• Lessons Learned Even in Death…Thank you Tim Russert - Saturday, June 14, 2008
• Today's Gratitude - Friday, June 06, 2008
• My heart is heavy this Memorial Day - Sunday, May 25, 2008
• Sadness of memories lost - Monday, May 05, 2008
• Joyful, Joyful... - Friday, September 21, 2007
• Another Amazing Gift - Thursday, September 13, 2007
• Amazing Magical Gift - Saturday, September 08, 2007
• The Outdoor Oven - Wednesday, August 15, 2007
• Nighttime Symphony? - Monday, July 16, 2007
• Walking The Path - Sunday, July 15, 2007
• New Blessings, New Journey - Sunday, July 08, 2007
• Inspiration and Helping Others - Wednesday, July 04, 2007
• Where Inspiration Comes From - Saturday, June 23, 2007
• Creative Limbo - Friday, June 22, 2007
• Another Blessing and Answered Prayer - Thursday, May 24, 2007
• Latest Blessings - Thursday, May 03, 2007
•  Focus Now...Dreams Later - Monday, April 30, 2007  
• Life IS Good - Tuesday, April 17, 2007
• Oh Sweet Space... - Wednesday, April 04, 2007
• Ah Ha Moment - Tuesday, March 27, 2007
• Just My Thoughts today...March 18, 2007 - Sunday, March 18, 2007
• Just my thoughts...this day March 17, 2007 - Saturday, March 17, 2007
• Joy of Inspiration...of KNOWING Life's Purpose - Sunday, March 04, 2007
• My Gratitude - Sunday, February 25, 2007
• My Tiffany's Anniversary - Monday, February 12, 2007
• New Year 2007 and Winter... - Sunday, December 31, 2006
• Sadness of Death - Wednesday, July 05, 2006
• Thoughts on Life 1 - Sunday, June 11, 2006
• Accepting God's Plan - Saturday, June 10, 2006
• What's Next? - Friday, June 09, 2006
• Little Changes - Thursday, June 08, 2006
• Why's and What If's - Saturday, June 03, 2006
• Starting Over Again...Walking a New Path - Friday, June 02, 2006
• NOW TO NEW BEGINNINGS… - Saturday, May 27, 2006
• Death and New Life - Friday, April 14, 2006
• September 27, 2005 – Napa News - Tuesday, September 27, 2005
• Unworthy and Katrina - Monday, September 12, 2005
• The Journey and a New Beginning - Wednesday, August 10, 2005
• Believe - Sunday, July 24, 2005
• My Prayer - Saturday, May 28, 2005
• Reach for the Stars - Friday, April 01, 2005
• Fire in My Soul - Sunday, February 27, 2005
• A special Blessing - Saturday, December 11, 2004


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