About

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Loving Me, too, is a place for me to be me and write what I feel like writing, when I feel like writing. I’ll probably write in a Stream of Consciousness style, or maybe not.

In my search for self esteem, I gained ground slowly but surely over the years. Then after 20 years of marriage, Β an unexpected divorce brought me to my knees. My self esteem plummeted. I slid back down the mountain, grasping at slimy, weak vines, falling deeper and deeper until finally, by the Grace of God, I learned that I needed to love me again. I needed to nurture myself like a loving parent and turn my life over to the care of the God of my understanding. God’s amazing plan unfolded when I became ready and not a minute sooner.

My search for balance in loving myself and loving others continues. There are still plenty of lessons to learn, and those I get to learn again at a deeper level. I look forward to sharing them with you and learning about the lessons of your journey too.

Peace and Blessings,

JoAnna

PS: Feel free to visit my other blog “Anything is Possible” where I write more consistently:Β  http://joannaoftheforest.wordpress.com/

19 thoughts on “About

  1. Very nice synopsis! From one people pleaser to another, I’m proud of you! Working on yourself is hard, taking care of others is the easy part…. And it’s not easy taking care of others!

  2. Ah yes. It is very important to love oneself. Actually, if there’s one thing I’ve learnt from looking at my mother’s life – it is probably that. By the way, I absolutely love the wedding picture you have up on your old blog. You look so happy πŸ™‚ (and beautiful in that dress!) Life sure does have its way of working out when the time is right.

    • Thank you! Yes, life does work out. I wish I’d known that when I was your age. I did have some faith, way deep down, so deep, I didn’t always feel it. Fortunately, we do learn these things, when we pay attention.

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  4. Learning to love and take care of myself has also been a major theme in my life. Now, as I approach my 50th birthday, I can honestly say that I’ve made some progress! πŸ™‚ It’s only recently that I’ve learned that if I want to truly be of service to others, I have to start seriously taking care of myself first.Thank you for sharing your experience and words of wisdom!

  5. There’s something about approaching 50 that moves us to take a close look at our lives. As my daughter and I went through puberty and menopause together, I was aware of the similarities of searching, and figuring out our places in the world, and how to love ourselves through the changes. Thank you so much for adding your experience and wisdom here, Cora. I look forward to reading more about your journey!

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