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My Simple Dream

For years, I have had a simple dream of helping other women - mostly in the realm of crafting and transcribing audio and video files. As a woman who is advancing in years - and I'm proud of it - I want to expand that help in other areas. In 2020, at the height of the COVID 19 pandemic, I started www.SimplyMakingLife.com. Suddenly, women were being thrown into a world they were unfamiliar with and didn't have a clue how to handle their new life. 

I, on the other hand, was well equipped to handle that type of world that had to shelter at home. I was a stay-at-home mom for over 20 years. I homeschooled both of my sons during that time - one for only a few years and the other from Kindergarten through high school. I worked from home and figured out what was important to do at the moment and what could wait. I have also taken online courses and have self-taught myself new skills along this, now, 30-year journey. I learned shortcuts in life that worked just as well as the long, drawn-out ways of doing things. 

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Helping you fulfill your dreams is why I'm here. You can learn something new, read something that will make you smile, learn how to wind down, and so much more. You never quite know what my theme will be. 

As a matter of fact, I wrote about a few different things in 2020 when I started my new blog. However, 2021 has been a concentration of working from home and using online platforms to find that work. I'm in the process of also moving my blog posts from WordPress to Blogger, because Blogger is so much easier to use. This is about simplifying life, after all. : ) That original web domain will be moved over to this site shortly after the beginning of 2022. But if you're interested in my work-from-home information now, you can head over to the original site. 

The work-from-home posts eventually led to a book that I published this year on Amazon about transcribing as a career choice. The book is titled Transcribe Like a Pro: Making Money from Home. I have another free ebook available for download at the other site as well, titled 7 Freelance Websites. That will also be available for download on this blog after 2022. I'll have another helpful free ebook available within a couple of months as well. The book will help those who are interested in starting a low-cost, easy-to-create business website. That will be the finale of the work-from-home series. However, I may offer some work-from-home video classes at some point in the future.

Although, life will always be full of challenges, I hope you ladies find my site helpful in making your life a little bit simpler. Like you, time is not always on my side. And I do make sure I have time to rest. Because I believe rest is part of the process of success - whether that success is landing a dream job, helping your kids with algebra homework, cleaning the house, or writing a blog post. 

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you find this information to be helpful on your dream journey.

SMILE! GOD LOVES YOU!

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