The Stars and Moments that Guide Us…

black and white meDon’t fret I am not going to preach to anyone. No, this is more of an observation than anything else. Over the course of my life I have delved in an out of following my star-sign. They have always intrigued me, how is it that someone can know what an entire group of people are going to do based solely on their date of birth? It is impossible, yet some have been eerily close to the bone. My guess would be a numbers game; they are usually printed daily, I couldn’t begin to count how many people are in each star-sign eventually they would have to get it right… Right? Although it still freaks me out when they do!

 

The point I am making is recently I have found myself in a wonderful situation; I have nothing health wise left to worry about, I don’t have to fight anymore for treatment and have been getting help for a physical disability. But here is what has thrown me; as incredible as this feeling is, after years of fighting one way or another to get treatment or just get up in the morning having life run do smoothly so suddenly has left me lost. Where do I put all this energy into? And for the first time in years I found myself looking at my star-signs.

 

Please do not get me wrong I am doing anything but complain! This is right up there with getting married, it is just after so long of pushing for this and never really believing it would happen I never thought to prepare myself for what to do when it did.

 

The moments that lead me to this point stick out so clearly in my mind, I can trace it back years. I spent most of yesterday laughing hysterically, uncertain if I could believe it had happened then I realised that one thing after another had lined up and helped me to progress. If I hadn’t of found a certain bit of information, if I hadn’t of gone to a certain doctor, if I hadn’t of met my husband, or walked into Coffee Rio.

 

Now, I should explain two things… I am an atheist; however I have such strong respect for those who have the capability to believe in something bigger than them. I lost that a long time ago. I do however have a theory on how I would like to live. I try to respect others (no matter their colour, belief or age), I do try to understand other people’s points of view, even when I don’t agree with them, and I do everything to the best of my ability. This way I regret nothing. I do fail at this sometimes but that’s why I have learned how important these things are to me.

 

I don’t expect everyone to follow in my path, or read this and say ‘That is how I should be’. Everyone has to find their own way to their own way of life.

 

The second thing I should say and this is probably the reason I am on such a high today is that yesterday afternoon after over three years of pushing for it I finally got the go ahead for an unorthodox treatment for the condition I have. So I am feeling a little reflective today. Alongside this after two surgeries and a hand full of physiotherapists I have found a specialist to treat the physical symptoms of another condition, my book release is due out soon and I have been happily married for two and a half months…. I have met some incredible new friends and am finally in a totally good space.

 

I hoped in sharing this I could spread a little hope and joy today.

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Susan Harris

SusanforwebHi everyone I would like you to meet another fellow author, this is Susan Harris. She has a wonderful book out which I would like to share with you. I think she would better explain it herself so here is what she has written for it….

 

Looking to rejuvenate your mind, soul and body?

 

Hot off the digital press is Remarkably Ordinary: 20 Reflections on Living Intentionally Right Where You Are.

Like most people, Susan Harris lives an ordinary life. In Remarkably Ordinary, she challenges the notion that a person needs bright lights or golden spoons to live more productively. “Can we,” Susan asks, “find purpose in every experience, encounter or seemingly random happening?” In this compilation of twenty personal stories, Susan invites the reader to embrace everyday occurrences and intentionally reflect on their meaning in his or her life. These stories provide a way of seeing life’s experiences through new eyes and discovering the lessons that can be learned from them in order to find happiness right where you are. An ordinary life is a vibrant and successful life, and each of us can draw out beauty from whatever we encounter. Susan shares her ordinary life, from a childhood on an exotic tropical island to adulthood on the prairies, and reflects on how her experiences have changed her and enriched her life.

In sharing these experiences with her, you will be inspired to examine your own life.

When you do, you may find that your life can be deeper and more meaningful than you ever imagined.

The book retails for only US $0.99 (other prices pegged) during April 8-30, and is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JICVCQM  and Amazon in your country.

A bit about Susan;

Susan Harris is an author, speaker and former teacher. Her titles are Little Copper Pennies and Little Copper Pennies for Kids (Borealis Press), and Golden Apples in Silver Settings and Remarkably Ordinary from White Lily Press. She lives on the Canadian prairies with her husband, daughter and the gregarious cats.

If you should be interested in finding out more about Susan Harris and her book you can find her at;

http://susanharris.ca
https://www.facebook.com/SusanHarrisCanadianAuthor
https://twitter.com/SusanHarris20

https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/profile

First Week Indie….

Well this week has been a hell of a week; since going indie I have been working solidly on marketing as well as setting up my business bank account, revamping my website www.lmullerworth.wix.com/louisamullerworth

In fact since my last blog my total weekly to do list has grown to an overwhelming length. Some of which will have to be taken over to next week but the majority is internet marketing, updating spread sheets, sending out promotional material to different people on request, researching marking, setting up with Amazon, and still finding time to write…. I have to admit though; I love every second of it! I get to design my own adverts so I can tap into that side of my creative nature, I am using my honed admin skills to keep records, and it gets me out the house more. Into Hinckley, Leicester, or even just down the street to the post office I am out and about rather than sat staring at the computer or telly.

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I have found drive I didn’t know I had! Don’t get me wrong it is hard work all day from 9am to 6pm but it is worth it. I am building towards something great and I have so many plans for the release my head might explode… None of this could be possible though without my incredible husband and my wonderful mum, they are my rocks. This morning for example, I really wanted a lie in would have done as well if Sid hadn’t of refused to turn the alarm off forcing me to do it. (And get out of bed in the process) he knew I was tired but would feel awful if I slept in. As for my mum, well she sends me messages speaking in affirmatives “When your world famous, you’re certainly putting the work in.” Who could go wanting with support like that?

This week has been a little bit more trying though; I wasn’t feeling all too hot on Monday my six year old trusty printer gave up on me to which I replaced (£89 lighter), managed to get the new one up and running only to realise the dog had escaped, half an hour of searching and panicking later he came home. Needless to say we weren’t impressed. By the time four came and went I was ill and curled up in bed. I still have no idea how I managed to get work done, I did through some miracle I got some writing done and designed a flyer add. Not bad for a day when nothing was working.

Then on Tuesday I woke up to find my Gmail account had a virus which was trying to infect my phone and Nexus. Half tempted to go back to bed I rang Google and they charged me £49 not dollars; pounds to fix it. An hour later it was being done and an hour after that it was all clean and deadly internet virus free (thankfully)… By midday everything was running smoothly again and I had flyered most of Hinckley and was heading home. Wednesday went like clockwork which was lovely but Thursday was the day I sorted my accounts with the banks…. I cannot begin to explain the trauma. Bank A was awful, Bank B was heaven… I am now banking with Bank B, big surprise.Add Flyer 02

I will be honest I am not used to being so very public; I am naturally borderline hermit. Happy to sit and type away a story but there is a part of me that needs them to be read, otherwise where is the point? I write to bring a little bit of solace to people, to those who find it in places where the imagination can create just about anything! So I have to break away from my hermit nature to tell those people my stories are here… It is taking some getting used to.

Well I think I have nattered enough for one day, the next blog will be posted next week on Wednesday. Until then my dears thank you for reading and as always if you are interested in any of my writings then please do let me know.

You can get in touch via;
Email; l.mullerworth@gmail.com
Facebook; www.facebook.com/AuthorLouisaMullerworth
Twitter; @BabyMull
Website; www.lmullerworth.wix.com/louisamullerworth
Blog; www.babymull.wordpress.com

Dear Followers

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Louisa Mullerworth – Author

Dear Followers old and new,

I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and thank you for reading the blog. I know it is a bit of a mixed bag and some of it won’t always interest everyone. This is ok, I never expected that. In fact the point of it was claim stake to a little corner of internet to voice opinions, bring awareness, and help.) Not to mention have a bit of fun and laugh here and there.

The fact that there are those who wish to share in this is touching. This blog is an open area for those who wish to can share in commonalities and feel safe that they are with those who may challenge but not discriminate; I have no issues with differs of opinions, friendly debates and voicing opposing opinions but I will never allow abuse to be put up on the site.

So please feel free to comment on anything I put up, if you agree or not. I strongly believe that the world was built by honesty and every person should be allowed their right to say their opinion so long as it doesn’t discriminate against another person or group of people.

Now that the ‘formal’ bit is done with, I want to say a big HELLO to new followers. The blog is written by me (Louisa Mullerworth) however don’t be surprised if there is the odd ‘Guest Writer’. It isn’t about one subject in particular although it is primarily an author’s blog. It covers a bit of everything from tips and experiences of being an author to health issues and everything in-between. It is about life; and what it is to live, love, laugh from one perspective, with the aim to share the experience and hopefully help others in one way or another. Or just make someone smile if they are having a bad day.

On that note I shall say ta ta for now and I look forward to your input into ‘AuthorSpot’.

Louisa Mullerworth