Sunday, 27 January 2008


Well, my blogging has certainly taken a back seat, as I've become involved in Network Marketing. But I guess that's the way it goes - life takes all sorts of twists & turns as we're faced with different situations.

Actually, I've been so busy that there's scarcely been time to shower, shop, sleep & even eat, which means that my life has taken on a life of its own & is totally out-of-balance!

Hence, I've had to make a DECISION to take myself in hand & do some prioritising. And that's a lesson in itself - a lesson we all must learn at some stage if we are to become healthy in mind, body & spirit, whilst remaining productive in some way.

It's Affiliate Marketing I've decided upon, because that seems at the moment the easiest for me to slot into at my age. Let's face it, I can't afford to take YEARS to learn new skills - that would defeat the purpose of the exercise!

Whether I WILL reach my goal of earning enough extra money. via this means, to fund better accommodation for my husband, also having extra for the needy, as well as a little for my own use, is improbable at this stage - I'm still paying out far more than I'm bringing in! However, I HAVE cut back SOME of the programs I'd joined & I'm becoming more focussed on those which interest me more for either ethical or financial reasons. But it's not easy - then again, anything that's worthwhile rarely IS!

I'm determined not to give up without making a concerted effort, but my problem has perhaps always been TRYING TOO HARD - answering that childhood message, " Do your best!" The trouble IS - What is "your best" - when DOES one stop? Even when we were out fishing in our boat, I always wanted to stay "another few minutes", because I might just catch another one!

And, of course, for ME, there was ever that hope that if I did that little bit better, I might be acceptable enough to be loved! And even though I've dealt with all that as completely as I'm able, I know there will always be a residue lurking in the background, of which I need to be aware .......... but more of that later!

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Choices, choices .......!!

WOW! Have I been busy!!

I've been checking out Home-Business opportunities & once I started, my email-box was absolutely flooded with offers - I had no idea the online marketing community was so extensive! And growing at an ever-increasing rate, so it seems - the way of the future I'm told .........!!

But now I find that I've joined TOO many sites to ever have a HOPE of doing them all justice - so many offers sounded so promising! Thus I have the task of sifting through the maze & selecting only those which are proving to be productive - it is time-consuming, but I guess I'm learning a lot along the way - a new journey & an interest for me now that I'm on my own.

My MAJOR reason for starting this quest was the fact that my husband & I are pensioners, he is in full-time care in a Hostel & I would like to be able to provide for him a better style of accommodation.

Added to that is my desire to be able to financially assist many more who are in real need across the world.

But my reasons are not TOTALLY altruistic. I believe that at this time in my life I deserve a little comfort & ease. And with my 2 children living overseas (one in London, the other in NY), I would like to be able to afford to visit them more often.

So there you have it! I am NOT sitting back & stagnating - instead I'm endeavouring to be productive, while not needing to leave home ( I can stay in my PJs all day long if I so wish!) - I just hope I finally make the right choices!!

If there's anyone out there who can HONESTLY set me on the right track, I'd really appreciate it - there's so much hype, I don't know what to believe & what not to believe ..................