Writing has been author Shelley L. Hallmark’s form of therapy for self-healing, personal growth, and understanding. It has helped her through many of her challenges and has inspired her appreciation for all of life’s lessons—good and bad.
In Once Upon a Blog, she presents nearly six years of blog posts beginning in January of 2011 just after the publishing of her first book, Finding the Balance. The entries detail Hallmark’s personal struggles and accomplishments as the single mom of a special needs child. She shares some general life lessons and inspiration in the hopes of providing encouragement for those who also may be struggling. She touches on topics such as healing within in order to move forward, embracing all the lessons one gets in life, trying to find balance in times of challenges or chaos, and it’s never too late to take action.
This collection shares Hallmark’s writing journey through blogging and offers snippets of advice on loving and living based on her life’s experiences.