Every night, in the middle of the night, I quietly reach for and open my laptop, sit up in our bed to answer all of your warm words and questions. I click into my comment section on my website and then I go to Facebook and reply to all of you, my sisters all over the world. Here I am a woman, much over 50, who is excited in the wee small hours of the morning to interact with you.
Authenticity, sharing, and gratitude are three gifts I hope to leave my children, my grands and you. With these ingredients in your mix of emotions, you can wake up each day, face your challenges and live a meaningful life.
I cannot explain how touched I am hearing from you…you are women from all over the world. Many of you I now recognize by name or picture. Often I click on your picture to see where your interests lie. A travel photo, a sunset, the grands, your family, your garden, flowers, art, and my list goes on.
Several years ago I needed a new purpose and Honey Good was born. Lacking experience as a professional writer and no knowledge of the Internet my strong desire and tenacity overruled common sense. Why? I knew I would reap a great deal of satisfaction and gratification.
Friends in need are friends indeed
Of course, nothing is simple. I was faced and still am faced with screaming frustrations.
My frustration was caused by lack of knowledge of the Internet. I knew nothing of the technical side. I had never heard of a keyword, SEO, Google analytics, Dropbox, Social Media… and that is just for starters.
Fortunately, I picked a great team, Carolyn, Ines, Birdie, and Susan who are probably more frustrated than I am because they have to tutor and mother me along. And they do a great job. I really try to be efficient but it is difficult as a woman over 50 to grasp huge advances in technology. I learn fast but technology moves faster! Do you know the feeling?
After all of these years, I can talk the talk more or less but I cannot walk the walk! I know the girls’ hearts race as they receive 20 emails in one day, sometimes asking the same question twice, and have to bite their tongues in frustration over my lack of Internet skills, but I also know they love me. I too love them and we truly love HoneyGood.com and therefore we are a ‘ sisterhood’ of women with MOXIE!
Thank you, my sisters all over the world
We are different ages and we have different opinions but we have one strong thread in common: We share and we care.
I think the differences that separate Honey Good from other sites for women over 50 is the community that you, darlings, have helped build. We interact. Though we come from all walks of life, some of us married, some widowed, some scholars, some world travelers, some career women, some shy, some outgoing… we have a connection. Amazing really given that we live in different states across America and countries around the world.
Every day, I share my sorrows and over the top joys, my one million tips, my family, my ultimate concierge, and new pooch, America. I share with you all my relationships, my widowhood and illnesses, my girlfriend sagas and world travels. You can relate to me and I to you; that is what makes Honey Good special and different from other sites for women over 50. We are a community of women over 50 who share and who care. While the world speaks of divisiveness we are united in our yearning for connection.
I want to take this time to thank you for giving my days more meaning than I ever expected. I am very grateful that I have all of you in my life.
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