*(Updated 2/16/2009) 7/20/07 - You can find many different helpful resource links on my site, so please be sure to keep checking my page, as it continues to grow, and I continiously make updates & add resource links. The one important thing to remember is to take things "one day at a time". Try NOT to let it overwhelm you because you must keep your senses sharp, especially in dire times. I know, I have been there, and unfortunately, on more than one occasion.
Speaking of getting overwhelmed and taking things slowly, it's especially important to take things "one day at a time" if you are trying to deal with a crisis and manage mental illness in addition to your crisis. I have personally dealt with mental illness the biggest part of my life, and I'm now 43, so if there's anyone who knows the challenges of handling both, I do. That's why I have also dedicated a page for Mental Health Matter's where you can find many stories, resources, links, information, support, etc. for mental illness of all kinds. For me, I have to take things "one day at a time" because sometimes, that's the only way I can get through a day without being too overwhelmed and giving up.
Perhaps you want to know or read about a variety of different Life Matter's, well then I have another page for you to visit where you can do just that, read some of my personal blogging (with my personal opinions, thoughts, concerns, struggles, etc), find different life resources/links, information, inspiration & encouragement & much more. Visit my page collectively titled...Life Matter's. Please feel free to email me any time, we can go through it together. If you have time, leave me a message and/or comment, I'd love to read them...for they (you) are my inspiration too! Thanks to some great people here, along with their encouragment and support, that's a big part of what helps me day-to-day.
I now also have a new page called WAHHousewives (Work-at-Home-Housewives) Here you will be able to find a variety of information about WAH, and if that is even something you would be interested in doing. And NO it is not a get rich quick option, NOR can you make tons of money upfront, BUT what it does do is allow you the possibility to do just that in your future. You can make a small income in the beginning depending on how much time and effort you put into your WAH job(s) as well as your amount of support in family, friends and networking opportunites.
And at the very least, perhaps for you, as it did for me, my many WAH jobs have been a great haven for me, as they have kept me creative and occupied, and I know I'm doing something that matters...that is helpful to those in need.
For those that don't know me or may not remember me, I have come a long way from dd_inside a couple of years ago, and from that point on, all my WAH jobs, my website(s), etc., have come to exist by the inspiration and encouragement of others from this Aidpage, a few in particular mentions (though I'm sure I'm forgetting someone, please forgive me!) Elaine, Rose, SoulLight, & WhoKnew ...THANK YOU GIRLS! ;-)
At any rate, I started my WAHH page just to try and help point out some of the particulars of WAH, and also because I saw soooooo many sites for WAHM's, but I was not a full-time mommy, (I have one grown son, and two young step-children whom we only have on Saturdays) and I couldn't really find any sites dedicated to just us plain ole WAHHousewives, so I created one. So hope you'll visit!
7/12/07 - Some of you (and any others interested) may also want to check out my new site "Resourceful Living" where you can find even more inspiration, resources/links, motivation tips, a forum, etc. It's all thanks to the encouragement and help of many of you here including, but not limited to...Rose, Elaine, Soul Light, Poorly Living...all gave me the inspiration & the extra push...thanks to you all!!! Come visit my page!
Still lot's to do yet, but it continues to be up & running, with more Life Matters/Issues information & blogging each day ! So don't forget to keep checkin in with my new site ~KC's Bloggin' - "Life Matter's" Rememer, like I said, it's just the beginning, so it has lot's of growth yet! Thanks again everyone! Please continue to keep me in your thoughts & prayers, as I will you!
7/5/07- My biggest challenge, and real-soon-to-be immediate need, is still bad word...finances $$$...keeping the rent paid, electric on, and definately my internet! But I'm going keep on keepin' on, because I have hope and I know I have prayers, and well-wishes. Which you know I GREATLY APPRECIATE!
7-4-07 - I just wanted to take a minute to thank those who have been so gracious to me with your time, efforts, encouragement & helpful links. So okay, it's not money, BUT it is doing me good. So any other out there feeling down and/or hopeless, stick around! So, I thank you for that & you know who you all are! Thanks again, & I am certianly going to stick around for more encouragement, tips, & etc.
7-3-07 - For the record, NOT that anyone was accusing me, they weren't, but I just wanted to let everyone know, I only wanted $$$ to help me out this one time to get me through this...get me back on the right path. HAD I gotten $1200, I could have gotten out of this situation, but now it' s much worse & is going to tons more worse. Also for the record, I did NOT get even once cent donated from here, friends, family, no one. I want to work at home (at a real job opportunity) and willing to work for it, but I can't get that either. I have NEVER, EVER asked for free money in my life. I've worked my butt off all my life for nothing. I just didnt want to come across to anyone as trying to pull a scam or anything of the like. I suppose I should let my time be done here b/c I've tried all I could for a week. I will try to continue to fight, but I guess I'll just leave it in GODS hands now, whether it will work out or not and whether I will live or die, but I pray I die rather than deal with any of this any more. As for the rest of you in need, and I know there is an unbelievable amount of you here....do stay here & read on b/c there IS some good info here that can do a lot of people good. Take Care.
My UPDATE: It's too late, I have now LOST both my car AND my job. My rent is due, I need food, computer payment is coming up and I don't have it, so things are about to get even worse than before. I can AND will work from home, as I am very experienced in administrative office work as well as, writing, and I'm very computer/internet savvy. I have lot's of skills to put to good use. I've worked as a Travel Consultant, Beauty Consultant, worked in a law office, housing assistance/section 8, manufacturing, retail, rental property, etc., so I have TONS of experience under my belt in addition to my knowledge & skills, but I need a LEGITIMATE work from home job FAST/NOW!!! One that is real, pays well is full-time and needs no $$$ down. I just don't have a car, so I can't do any traveling or delivery, besides I have no money and my illness is hindering me getting outside right now too.
I have my bad "suicidal" moments, and I know I need some help with counseling & etc, but I can't think about that, until I know I have a place to come back to. I am trying to hold onto what little faith I have, but so far no breakthroughs in that area either. I'm just very scared, and more desperate with each passing day. I so want to get out of this & get ahead, so as to be able to come back here & help others too...that would be my wish. I still have my page/link up, not that it's working right and it's too late for my car now, but I'll leave it up in case there is someone out there who want's to/can donate anything even if it's $10 or $1 ...because regardless of what happens, I'm going to need $$$ now to stay afloat & get me by until something is figured out or comes along. In the meantime, I'll keep praying & PLEASE keep praying for me. Thanks.
IF YOU TRULY CARE & ARE IN ANY POSITION TO HELP ME YOU'LL FIND MY LINK BELOW. ABSOLUTELY NO SCAMMERS, NO IMPOSTERS, NO PLAYERS, NO GAMERS, AND NO BUSY BODIES!!! ONLY HONEST CARING PEOPLE WHO ARE IN A POSITION TO HELP!!! IF YOU DONATE, I CAN & WILL SHOW YOU RECEIPTS & EXPLANATIONS TO WHERE THE MONEY GOES. FEEL FREE TO READ MY MOST INNER DEEP THOUGHTS IN MY BLOGGING. I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE I CAN DO OR SAY EXCEPT PLEASE.
*JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME MORE INSIGHT....I'VE BEEN THERE/HERE BEFORE....MY EX-HUBBY USE TO CHEAT ON ME, STAY OUT ALL NIGHT DANCING & SLEEPING WITH ANOTHER WOMEN, THEY'D MAKE LOVE & THEN HE'D COME GET IN BED WITH ME THE NEXT MORNING SMELLING LIKE PERFUME, ALCOHOL & SEX, I'D TRY TO KICK HIM OUT, BUT IT NEVER WORKED...HE TREATED ME HORRIBLE, SO I EVENTUALLY FILED FOR DIVORCE AND THIS STARTED MY SEVERE FINANCIAL PROBLEMS TO WHERE THERE HAS BEEN NO END. I divorced in 2001, my mother passed away December 13th, 2001 (she was helping me financially), then I became ill with Viral Menengitus in April 2002, so that hurt my finances (& apparently my job), then I lost my job of 8 1/2 years without any warning & I was Employee of the Year in 01. Then I went on to lose my car and my home...everything! I had no Christmas in 2005...no food, nothing. Needless to say, my mental/emotional & physical state deteriorated pretty quickly, to which I have never been the same since. I had no choice but to file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Nov 2005. I struggled and made it through 2006 and just moved to Roanoke, VA to accept a new job and what I thought was going to be a great new start, only to turn into a nightmare! And you know the rest aka the latest.