Personal growth and self-improvement are always going to be a “work in progress” for everyone. No one is perfect! Although I’m sure there are probably people you can think of that you believe are perfect! Chances are those people aren’t feeling so perfect themselves. We are all not that different in that we all have things about ourselves that we feel need improvement or change. Everyone experiences self-doubt or worry at some point or another, it’s just because we are all humans and of course affected by our emotions.
It’s those emotions that connect us, not to everyone but to those we feel drawn to for one reason or another.
As long as we continue to lift each other up during the down moments then we too grow and evolve and improve.
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.
About the Author
Shelley L. Hallmark was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and grew up in the suburb of Port Coquitlam. This is her second book.