Group Support

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary After returning from a weekend retreat with like- minded people it’s important to reach out and stay connected. Someone sent the email addresses of all the attendants and we began to correspond via e-mail. It’s interesting to see who responds. I’m hoping to make a few new friends through this...

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Entrepreneurship Can Be Lonely

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary Some days I wish I had someplace to go to be around people. This work can be solitary and in order to get done what needs to be accomplished I must do much of it alone. It’s hard for me sometimes, since I am by nature a very social person. The writing process is fulfilling and rewarding. Still I look...

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A Supportive Friend

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary We all need encouragement. Having a friend who understands my path and is walking a similar one alongside me, is truly a blessing. From the moment I saw her and heard her speak, I thought Beth and I were l sisters of the heart. Knowing her and having her friendship has made my transition to a new place...

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Peace With Not Knowing

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary The recruiter called today and told me I did not get the job. I had very mixed feelings of disappointment and relief. The thought of a 9-5 job did not make me happy, the income did. She said the hired someone who already knew the software systems who would require no training. I told her I would be open to...

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Gratitude

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary I’m hoping to get a positive response from the recruiter about the Optometric Technician position. The other day I felt as if my life had circled backwards and my ego had trouble coming to terms with this. After hearing how many people have applied for this position and speaking with my sister and a...

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Seeking Income

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary I knew times were tough but I never thought it was that bad until I began looking for employment. After applying for several online ads, I heard back from one that seems promising. After an hour telephone interview and a visit to the prospective place for employment for an additional interview, the...

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Missing Loved Ones

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary I’m feeling sad today, missing loved ones who don’t live close by. Most of my friends and family are on the East Coast and here I am in CA. Tonight I’ll begin a round of phone calls, and connect with everyone as they come to mind. Even if we can’t be together, we can feel that bond over the phone....

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Moving Forward

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary Began the legal process today of signing corporate papers, and putting together necessary documents for our web visitors and users to understand their rights. Learning more about what it takes to run a business, how to build a team and how the corporate structure works. It’s a lot to absorb and I have to...

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Time Out

Today is Robert’s birthday and we took time out to have fun! Lunch outside, photographing rolling CA hillsides and riding in the golf cart as he played 9 holes. It was a glorious and relaxing day, something we both needed and enjoyed!

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Time Out

Today is Robert’s birthday and we took time out to have fun! Lunch outside, photographing rolling CA hillsides and riding in the golf cart as he played 9 holes. It was a glorious and relaxing day, something we both needed and enjoyed!

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