Introducing Joleen Friesen

Living life is always second to being happy for me. Bottom line. Rule #1 (and they’re all rule #1).

Oddly enough now that I’ve divorced adulthood, I find myself knee deep in adulthood. 😂 The challenge of creating an income, building my life (FYI: don’t bother when you don’t have an income), finding my people, building my family. It’s not an easy feat, so I consider it worth my time.

Like I always do before jumping into a project of any kind, I check what I need against what I have, my ability to be resourceful, and the odds of me finishing the project. Sometimes I have to say no after I make a promise because I wasn’t completely informed ahead of time what I would actually need, other times I can jump in and ace it.

My latest question for myself is this:

How can I inspire and motivate myself to greatness without compromising myself?

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Living inspired and motivated is just as important as being happy. It’s even better when one activity can do all three, but I haven’t found it yet. Just a second, writing does to a certain extent, but I’m still working on creating my income so building my life will come in stages until I have a steady stream of income.

Be yourself. No one else is qualified (and everyone else is taken).

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Like always, I usually start in the middle. I realize by the quirky look on your face you’re making that I didn’t start at the beginning, and so I begin a journey back to the beginning, jump over and fall into the middle and entangling it all and wrap it awkwardly with a brilliant smile.

I haven’t always considered myself a writer. I was busy surviving, healing, brainstorming solutions to obstacles, and when I managed to leave that situation I was already just sick enough simply take care of myself. I wasn’t thinking about what I would call myself. My favorite subjects in school were math and science. English was one subject I seriously didn’t do well on. But. I was tired of having my scars get into the way so I just started writing my story, and the more I write, the more I write, and the more I write until I began to wonder if I should simply be a published author. I’m not going to make up my mind immediately since getting a degree is on the list of things to do for myself.

Presently I’m healing, rebuilding my own life in hopes of having a family eventually. I may have lost a lot, but I’m gaining more. I’m here to make people smile, laugh, love themselves and their life MORE!

#youdeserve