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I don’t know if anyone will even be reading this since it has been so long since I have written.  My poor blog has been through a lot.  It was tended to so nicely for quite awhile.  I met so many great people in the blogging community, and I miss my blogging friends.  Then life got busy, we started our own business, and my blog was neglected.  Not only was it neglected, but it was hacked and then deleted.  The sad thing was, it took me quite awhile to even realize it was gone.  I lost everything.  I called my hosting company.  I begged for help, but all was lost.  Then I decided to try ‘one more time’ and talked to a supervisor to see if there was any way to get my content back.

We (Inmotion Hosting and myself) then remembered I had been hacked previously and a old backup still existed on my old computer.  It took a lot of effort, but I was able to get a lot of my content back.  I was so relieved.  Even though I had not written in so long, I wanted my articles back.  I wanted the comments back.  I wanted my blog back.

So here I am, back with my blog.  I decided something in the process though.  When I do write, it will not be because I have to, but because I want to.  Whereas my main goal with writing has always been and will continue to be to help others, I think occasionally I will also be writing to help myself. Sometimes I just want to say something, even if nobody learns anything from it or even understands it.

I just want to write, and I am so glad I was able to restore a lot of my blog.  I have no idea if any of my blogging friends (or any friends) will read this or not, but if you do, Hello!

Finally, my tip for you is this:  Always, always, always make sure you have a backup of your files.  I know that creating backups can be a pain.  However, there are automated methods out there to back up many files, and you can also just create an electronic reminder if you don’t have an automated method.  If you are not tech savvy and do not know how to create back up files, find someone that does, or go online to learn.  This same tip applies to your smartphones and other devices.  Especially since many people use their phones as a camera- make sure you do frequent backups in the event you lose your phone or it flies out of your pocket and lands somewhere you either can’t or choose not to retrieve it.

Oh, and by the way, my site is still having some issues, especially with commenting.  So if you have an exciting comment, please be patient as I get that functionality restored.


Perspectives While Walking – Goal Setting

July 1, 2013

The evening started with a walk. The night was perfect.  Even though it was almost the 4th of July, the weather made it seem more like Halloween.  It was raining lightly, and the breeze was blowing softly.   It was just what I needed. What made this walk so wonderful?  It just WAS.  See, normally […]

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“Hallmark Holidays”

May 12, 2013

The other day, I was talking to someone and I told them to be good to their wife on Mother’s Day.  He then replied “it is just a Hallmark holiday” and walked away. Of course, I couldn’t let this go.  I had to explain that it indeed was an important day, and not just because […]

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My Number 1 Reason People Fail Financially

May 1, 2013

I could make you read through this whole post before you got to my exciting conclusion as to why people often struggle financially. I will end your suspense though and say it here:  Mindset. How Mindset Affects Your Financial Life So often, people will complain about not having enough money.  In some cases, it is […]

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Thoughts For Thursday: A Time Of Reflection

April 25, 2013

Life has been busy here in our household.  It has been a crazy year with starting our own business, sending a child off to college, and managing all the other things that come along in life. Whereas I have spoken previously about the lessons learned from starting a business, I wanted to share some of the […]

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10 Things We Learned Starting Our New Business

December 2, 2012

In case you have been wondering when I have been (or if you haven’t), I can now share what has been going on. Early in the summer, funding was cut where I worked, and I found myself laid off.  At around the same time, my husband found himself disgruntled with his job. So, since I […]

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Life Lesson Learned From Fruit Cocktail

September 19, 2012

When I was a kid, my brothers and I loved fruit cocktail. The can would be divided into three bowls, and then the fighting would begin. Why did we fight? Well each of us wanted the bowl with the most cherries! What is funny is that I didn’t even like the cherries- they always tasted […]

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How Much Of Your Happiness Is Based On Your Comparison Other?

August 17, 2012

Do you ever visit a friend or relative and end up with house envy?  When you get home, do you notice all the things about YOUR house that you do not like? I have to admit that has happened to me in the past. Then I realized how dumb it is to feel this envy. […]

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Don’t Delay Making Home Repairs

August 5, 2012

A woodpecker is ruining my quality of life… Last year, a woodpecker was busily pecking away at a house in my neighborhood.  That didn’t surprise me too much, because this particular house was not the best ‘kept’ home in the area, and I just figured the woodpecker had found some great bugs in the wood. […]

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Even Though I Am A Woman, I CAN Make A Decision

July 28, 2012

Newsflash: Having 2 ‘X’ chromosomes does not prevent someone from having the authority, or the ability, to make decisions. Now that I have educated everyone, let me explain why I need to share this information: Not too long ago, a vinyl siding salesman came to our door. Our house is stucco on the upper level, […]

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