I Love My Job

I really do. It’s going to take me some time to get to the point here, so please bear with me and read through till the end. You won’t regret it.

Not only do I get to work from home, but I get to meet and work with all sorts of interesting people. The nature of my job means that I become intimately involved with their writing, and naturally, I get a sense of who they are as a person – what drives them, what they like, and even become privy to such mundane things as hobbies. I get personally attached to each project, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

One of my first clients, Bessie Mac, is a perfect example. When we first met, she was taking care of her disabled mother around the clock, and had been doing so for well over a decade. To say I was inspired by her devotion to her mom wouldn’t quite cut it. On top of that I learned she was very active in animal rescue, fostering dogs who had been given up or thrown away by previous owners. She’d keep them in her home and care for them, doing whatever she could to make them ready for their new “forever homes.”

In 2010, she fostered a particular dog that touched her heart more than any other had. She felt the urge to write about it, even though she’d always been told she could never be a writer.  Despite all of the childhood negativity, Holly’s Story, the first book in the Forever Home Series was born. All of Bessie’s own dogs, including her service dog Danny, are characters in the book. Danny is portrayed as the wise alpha who guides and steers his pack with prudence and discipline as needed, and seems like the kinda “guy” you’d want around if trouble ever showed up.

Danny, in real life, saved Bessie Mac’s life a week ago today.

Watch the video:

She’s been rescuing dogs for years, and now one has rescued her. Good boy, Danny!

Bessie is recovering nicely, and is so encouraged by all of the support she and Danny have been receiving. If you’d like to get in touch with her, you can contact her through her website or find her on Facebook.

3 responses to “I Love My Job

  • petsweekly

    Bethe is such an amazing woman – and has an amazing dog to prove it! Hope everyone can read Holly’s Story – it’s such an inspiring tale and in it, they can learn all about the life of Danny.

  • Josephine

    First off I want to say superb blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to
    ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to know how you center
    yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing. I have had a tough time
    clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out there.
    I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes
    are usually wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips?

    • Tammy S.

      I don’t purposefully clear my mind before I start writing. When it comes to articles or blog posts, I usually end up starting with an outline of the main points I want to hit and fill in from there. It helps me stay focused.

      Also, (this applies mostly to articles and blog posts) it may help you to write your “beginnings” after you’ve written your supporting paragraphs.

      If you’re struggling with overall topic ideas, I would keep a running list. That way, when you sit down to write, you can pull out your list of topics and get going!

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