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Make Hay While the Sun Shines

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Monday, October 19, 2020

This is my favorite metaphor. I live by these words and have made them my own. What I do today becomes my tomorrow and my future.

I learned the value of hard work and time management when I was young.

And because of it, I have things to show for it.

On a domestic level, upon retiring, I organized our entire home, one room at a time, Including the garage. I purged what was no longer necessary. Our home became our fortress, a place of comfort—a refuge from the storm.

It was not until the next year, I realized I had not really retired I found a new career. I picked up writing again.

Had I listened to an orthopedist in 1972, I would have succumbed to his words and not fulfilled my lifelong dream. “Be prepared to be in a wheelchair and fully disabled by the time you reach your forties.” No diagnostic studies to substantiate his diagnosis, other than x-rays, so I took it with a grain of salt and prepared for success rather than failure.

I made hay while the sun shone and found answers. In 1977 I graduated from a nursing program, worked in a hospital, and was asked to work in the intensive care unit, a position I loved. I worked in health care-full time for forty three years and retired at the age of seventy. I am blessed to have lived a full life instead of proving a doctor right and living disabled.

Fast forward---I decided to write about the daunting and overwhelming circumstances I overcame and be a beacon of light for others facing storms I faced---and overcame.

In January of this year, I made my debut as an Author sharing stories of overcoming power. I wish to thank Sparks for giving me the privilege to get back into writing and post frequent blogs on this site. Sparks became a platform, and I will be eternally grateful and to readers of my blogs.

I am so glad I listened to my heart and followed my dreams! I look back with no regrets.
Thank you for reading my blog and I hope your week is wonderful!
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