Lillian Rose Lee (Writing 101)

Today’s Prompt: write about finding something.

I found myself.

For the past couple of years, I have been on a self-exploration journey.  Since the onset of menopause I am definitely going thru changes.   To call it “The Change” is truly an understatement for me.  It’s more of a metamorphosis, a new beginning, a new me.  I have certainly transformed into a different person than who I was.  I like who I am becoming.

I have been listening on YouTube to Tony Robbins, Joel Osteen, Louise Hay, Abraham (Esther Hicks), Oprah interviews with Jill Bolte Taylor, Eckhart Tolle, it seems every few days I discover someone new.  I search for people with positive outlooks on life, inspiring me to become a better me.  A more grateful me, an appreciative me, a more thankful for my blessings me.  I start each day by saying “Today is Going to be a Great Day” and not just saying it but believing it.

I have experienced such a shift in my life.  These inspirational people gave me the confidence to create my own blog and to start writing.  I love it!  I have decided to start writing a book, a few pages each day and it excites me so just to consider it.  A dear friend told me to enjoy the journey, that although getting there is the goal, don’t miss out on all the experiences along the way.

However in all honesty, I have been working alot since last Fall and the past few months have been overwhelming.  My assistant has been out on medical leave so I have been doing both our jobs in addition to working part-time for a CPA during tax season.  I’m exhausted.  The exhaustion and this brutal winter have led to my feeling sorry for myself at times and losing sight of feeling grateful for all that I have and to be so thankful always, until tonight.

I watched Giuliana Rancic interview Michelle Knight.  Michelle had been kidnapped at the age of 21 and held captive for more than 10 years.  The horrendous moments she had to suffer through day in and day out slapped me in the face and shook me out of my funk.  Seriously, so I’m a little tired and overworked, how grateful I am that I am not beaten daily and fed once a week.  Wow was that a wake up call.

I am back on track, so grateful for all that I have, so thankful for my job, so lucky to be able to write.  So tonight I found me again!  Michelle changed her name to Lillian Rose Lee as a new beginning for her new life.  Thank you Lillian Rose Lee you are such an inspiration, I am so blessed!!

  Lillian Rose Lee

Lillian Rose Lee

25 thoughts on “Lillian Rose Lee (Writing 101)

  1. Great post! I could relate to just about all of it and I love how you included the story of Lillian Rose Lee formerly Michelle Knight. Excellent!

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  2. Sometimes I read what I need to read when I need to read it.
    I am going to be reading this post more than once. Thank you

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  3. I know you went thru such a terrible expereicne and just want you to know that I hope that each and every day looking forward is a great day for you!

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    • Thank you Daryl, how very kind of you to reach out and care! It means so much. I am grateful for all that I do have and that has made all the difference in the world!! Many Blessings to You!!! 🙂

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    • Daryl Richardson

      Hi, i just wanted to write and wish you a very merry christmas and I hope this new years will bring much joy to you

      From a friend in Vancouver, BC, Canada

      “smiles”

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    • Thank you Daryl! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas too and that 2016 is your best year yet!! 😊

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    • Hi Deb, march 9th it’s been a few months since i last messaged you..so time to see how your doing..:) Not to pry..but what are some of your hobbies? I like cooking…speficially for people who can’t afford a well rounded meal. plus movies is a big thing for me…cooking is great cuz it always makes me happy when im feeling down or depressed
      your friend from Canada eh! 🙂

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    • Hi Daryl, actually writing on my blog is my current hobby. Writing poems, songs, stories and of course my Daily Grateful Post. What a wonderful gesture and moreover hobby to cook for those who can’t afford well rounded meals! What a blessing you are!! 🙂

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    • Hey Deb..thanks for the quick message…writing is a good hobby..a good way to just let everything you feel out….Im nt a great writer but i write in a book sometimes and then go back and read it…im glad that writing is your passion…and yes..i think i got the wrong calendar cuz i replied to a old post…but i will from now on…go straight to your site..
      have a great week 🙂

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    • Thanks, enjoy your week too!! 😊

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  4. I admire your positive outlook but also your honesty when things got you down again. I didn’t hear about Michelle Knight. I am going to google all about it. How wonderful that somebody can go through such an experience and not only come out of it but turn it to something positive, a life reclaimed. Thanks for introducing me to this.

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    • You’re very welcome, it’s truly an amazing and inspiring story, with some sadness too. Thank you for stopping by and your kind words! 🙂

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  5. Are you still writing on your website..cuz the calendar says april of 2015, i hope your still writing…writing is good therapy. for me at least. hopefully you as well.

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    • My calendar says 2015 because you are commenting on an old post, go up to the very top and in the header, click on Once Upon A Hot Flash, and that will bring you to my current page! Yes I love to write, I find it great therapy! Thank you for stopping by and I hope all is well with you!! 🙂

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  6. It is strange and a surprise having landed to your this post. I can see and feel the transformation.
    Good Deb! Carry on!! Let the spirit be On!!!
    Shiva
    👌 XOXO

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    • Wow I just re-read what I wrote and in some regards I have come a long way and have transformed in many positive ways. Funny that you landed on it too. Thanks for the words of encouragement and inspiration.
      Deb
      xo 🙂

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  7. Sue Fields Naumann

    You are an amazing beautiful soul. You are loved by me – I promise forever.
    I’m in CA and will always have an open heart for you.
    Please know how beautiful you are!
    Hugs and love
    Sue Naumann

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    • Oh wow Sue, thank you so much for your very kind words. They brought tears to my eyes!! I would have to say that you are a beautiful soul too for taking the time to encourage me in such a loving, thoughtful way. 🙂
      Hugs & love to you,
      Deb

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