I have finally started blogging! An opportunity to share my thoughts and dreams and experiences in a fashion that is much more organized (and hopefully interesting!) than I have been doing. I’m Linda and I have been described as a diva for most of my 50+ years (a title I gladly accept!). This diva’s journey has included meeting and marrying an amazing man (after a disastrous first marriage), earning a MBA while working full-time, and having two children. Life has thrown our family several curves/detours, including losing my father from Alzheimer’s in 2005, losing contact with my only sister in 2006, and my MS becoming seriously disabling in 2007.
I blog in hopes of encouraging even one person in their struggle to win their battle with Multiple Sclerosis – or whatever obstacle they are facing. The National MS Society (www.msandyou.org) has been incredibly helpful during this journey, and I will mention them often in my postings. In addition to my loving sister-circle, there is a group of African American mothers who have supported and inspired me over the past ten+ years – Sistermoms, Inc. (You find us on our Facebook page). You will read much about those amazing women in my postings. Lastly, there is an incredible Buddhist lay organization with members in over 192 countries – the Soka Gakkai International (www.sgi-usa.org) which I have been a member of over 30 years. This organization has contributed significantly to my personal and spiritual growth and development over the past 25 years, and I am extremely grateful for all that I have learned.
Thanks for reading my blog. I would love to get any feedback that you would like to share with me. You will get postcards from this detour a few times each week, so check back in regularly….