Okay, January 2023, here we go! We all have good news/bad news days, don’t we? I decided to start with the bad news first (get it over with), then focus on the good news and the possibilities for my future. 🙂
Bad news: There were no interested parties in my widow support/productivity group/program, surprisingly, so that is a no-go. Although, my network is not very extensive so, in that respect, it's not surprising. I really wanted to help other widows tackle their overwhelm as a small group & I won't lie, it would've helped me do so as well.
Good news: I am in the process of shifting my day/night schedule back to more "normal" hours. Going to sleep between 4am-6am (vs. Noon or 1pm) and waking between 11am-1pm (vs. 5pm or 6pm), so go me! It's a gradual process and after establishing this schedule, then I'll progress to going to sleep between Midnight & 2am. Slowly, but surely.
Updated news: I've been mulling over a few other ideas I've had (& pulling out my calendar to try to schedule them in):
Making 5 minute or less videos of breaking down tasks and also doing tasks to help other widows (or anyone). Not sure if I'll post on YouTube or Instagram yet. I don't want to deal w/trolls or scammers on YT, so am leaning towards using Instagram. What do you think? #widows
Making 5-10 minute weekly videos to help us focus on a topic/thought/issue for the week ahead by pulling a tarot card (or 2!), or affirmation card, or phrase from various books I have. I did this for several months a few years ago and there seemed to be a little interest in it (1 person). Again...the choice between YT & Instagram.
Scheduling game streaming, two or three times a week (hoping to get people to subscribe via Ko-fi so I will get 100% of the money (vs Twitch which would take 50% of it).
Working on my Substack posts/articles (or the transference of older ones from two other blogs I've had). I was really eager to do this but something put me off about it - not sure what, exactly. It'd be a LOT of work and if it doesn't pay off with paid subscriptions, I will feel like a failure, once again. So...there's that. All that work for nothing. Ok, guess that was the issue! lol :/
Re-open my scheduling program and link to Stripe in order to take a few clients each week for mediumship sessions. It's been dormant for more than a year due to lack of interest.
So, this is where I stand in January 2023. Tried yet another way to earn an income and failed; making progress on a personal issue (sleep/wake schedule); about to make a commitment to another way to try to earn an income, help people, create a community and, even, perhaps, make some friends.
If any of these ideas sound good to you, let me know in the comments! Ask your friends, your family how you think I could help as an intuitive job/life coach, and/or widow. Thanks for the input! ❤️🕯🙏🏼
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Hi Lisa - I just saw you on the Zoom with Colette. I am a widow also who has blogged about my life for a number of years. I invite you to connect with me there. I was one who would like to hire you. Look for me at DawnLaurenAnderson.com There is much support for you in the world. <3