Those who do not get up and move, do not notice their chains.
About a decade ago Angel and I started the blog that would ultimately become Marc and Angel Hack Life. We didn’t know how to design a website. We didn’t know what a blog was. We didn’t even really know how to write very well. All we knew were five things:
- We recently lost two loved ones, unexpectedly, to illness.
- We were struggling in our personal and professional lives.
- We needed an outlet.
- We were passionate about writing, and improving our writing.
- We had not been writing enough.
So we created a website and turned it into a blog. Since we didn’t know exactly what it would be about yet, we just registered the domain name www.marcandangel.com. The idea was that even if our concept for the blog changed over time, our names would remain the same. They were a safe bet.
To be honest, we didn’t feel ready to write publicly on a blog. But the important thing was that we started anyway.
It was a week after a mutual best friend passed away unexpectedly. We were spending a lot of time thinking about that, and about our new blog. We wanted to make it different than all the other blogs out there. We wanted to make ours stand out.
We’ve often felt this way, with writing and with our other life endeavors. That if we couldn’t do what hadn’t been done before, there was no real point in getting started.
It’s the same thing that stopped us from blogging a few years earlier when we initially had the idea – as we were enrolled in a college psychology class together and found the concepts enlightening. We mulled over the idea of writing about what we were learning and how it applied to our lives, but there were a hundred other blogs in the general self-improvement space. What did we have to say that would be different than any of them?
We couldn’t answer that question. And so we delayed.
Now we were experiencing, firsthand, many of the psychological issues we had learned about years earlier, and found ourselves in the same position. We were second-guessing ourselves again. We didn’t know if our ideas and writing were good enough. We didn’t know what we could offer that was any different from the crowd. We didn’t know if we were capable of standing out.
Our negative thoughts can be our biggest enemies.
But again, the point is, we started anyway.
Take it Step by Step
How did we learn to start a website and build a blog? Same way anyone learns anything new. Bit by bit, step by step, one page at a time.
You start reading and learning. You make decisions and take action. You make mistakes. You learn some more. You try again. You get a little better. You learn some more. You make more decisions and take more action…
And before we knew it, we were blogging daily on Marc and Angel Hack Life.
This is one of the most essential habits you need to develop to succeed in life. It doesn’t matter if you want to be a blogger, an entrepreneur, an artist, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Learn to start before you feel ready, and you will learn how to succeed, step by step, before you even realize that you’re good enough.
Did we think the first version of Marc and Angel Hack Life was a good blog? Not exactly. But that was perfectly OK. Only our close friends and family were reading it initially. And they cared more about what we were up to and what we were going through than they did about perfect grammar and catchy titles.
But as more people started to read our articles, we became motivated to make each article better than the last. I wrote a few articles about my personal struggle with loss and they started to get shared around. Within a few days the articles had amassed over a thousand unique views.
I couldn’t believe it! A thousand people just checked out our little mom and pop blog. “It’s time to clean this blog up,” I thought. “We need a cleaner design. We need a server that loads faster. We need more articles like this for people to read.”
“We need a better blog!”
How did we learn to build a better blog? Same way anyone learns anything. Bit by bit, step by step, one page at a time.
And a powerful thing happened when we started before we felt ready. We discovered new ways of achieving what had once seemed out of reach. We developed our own voices. We developed our own writing style. We developed our own habits for success. And by not focusing on the reasons we should stop, but the reasons we should continue, our blog got better and better. Today, over three million people read it every month.
Rewire Your Brain
It was just a matter of ignoring the negative voices chattering in the backs of our heads, and giving our power to the positive possibilities in front of us.
How about you? What happens when you tell yourself things like, “I don’t have what it takes” or “I’m not ready yet”?
It certainly doesn’t lead to success. A successful person would never say something like that. That’s the hard truth.
When you constantly tell yourself these little self-deprecating lies, you start believing them and your behavior naturally backs the lies up. You start procrastinating. You put your biggest goals on the back burner. You always feel guilty and regretful for not taking action. You give up when the first obstacle comes your way. And the list goes on and on.
You know what the really scary part is? Most people don’t know they are digging themselves a hole by repetitively listening to their negative self-talk.
To get yourself out of it, you need to literally rewire your brain and replace the negative mindsets with positive, productive ones. Instead of saying “I don’t have what it takes” you must start saying “I can figure this out!” And by doing so, you’ll stop saying “I’m not ready yet” and you’ll start taking action because the new mindset is something along the lines of “I am ready to learn and grow!”
There are dozens of common self-deprecating lies (negative self-talk) that hurt your self-image and, as a result, your success and fulfillment. Then these lies start to affect other areas of your life like:
- Lack of energy
- Stress in your relationships
- Little motivation to do anything new at all
If you have caught yourself stuck with similar negative thought patterns, you need to take action ASAP. The longer you let these little demons linger around, the harder it is to get rid of them.
And of course, if you’re struggling with any of this, know that you are not alone. Many of us are right there with you, working hard to feel better, think more clearly, and get our lives back on track. This is precisely why Marc and I built “Getting Back to Happy.” The course is filled with time-tested steps on how to do just that, and we are available to personally guide you and other course students whenever questions arise.
What do you want to start doing, even though you don’t feel ready yet? What kinds of negative thoughts (lies) have been getting in your way? Leave a comment below and share your side of the story.
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Thank you Marc. The topic of this post is exactly the reason I joined the Getting Back to Happy course six months ago. The first few lessons gave me precisely what I needed (the right tools and a kick in the butt) to snap out of my procrastination mode and start working on a meaningful project I’d been too scared to start for far too long. I’ve made significant progress too, and that feels incredible!
Also, this particular post is so easy to pass along to others as a helpful reminder for taking action. I just emailed it to seven close friends. Thanks again for all your emails and course materials.
Marc Chernoff says
Megan, thank you for the kindness. Your progress has been an inspiration to many. Let us know when you’re ready for your next coaching call.
JoAnne Kennefy says
Marc and Angel, I also feel your presence when I listen to you on “Getting back to Happy”. Thank you for your kindness and practical encouragement. My life is complicated, but your direction is easy to process and I have been able to stand back and put plans in place to organise, and take control of what I can. I have regained some happy and peace. My prayer is 2016 is filled with guidance for you both, life is precious. “Hope lives here” is my Mantra.
I’ve just signed up to your site’s emails last month and they have been truly helpful! My dream is to finish my first novel – 15th draft – and find a publisher in 2016. I’m going to start taking action-oriented steps every day that reinforce my dream. Thanks for the extra push.
Marc Chernoff says
You are welcome, Donna. And yes, small, consistent daily steps make all the difference. We’re cheering for you!
Peter Owen says
Marc and Angel, your work is relatable and always guides me in a positive direction. You honestly never cease to provide a refreshing, thought-provoking experience.
Much love, peace and prosperity to everyone reading this as we prepare to embark on a New Year, together.
Marc Chernoff says
Thank you, Peter.
I dragged my feet on starting a blog for the same reasons you mentioned. I’ve been at it consistently for a year and a half now but I still wish I would have started earlier. I’m looking forward to trying vlogging and creating e-books and webinars. Thanks for the inspiration. I just signed up for your newsletter. I’m looking forward to checking out Getting Back to Happy and your book.
Timely article to start 2016 with a bang!
Just at the right time. I have been down for weeks procrastinating all my notes not knowing what to do also allowing my negativity hold me back..thanks
thank you guys. as always, I love all the articles. I’m a stay at home mom. sometimes things get tight around here. I love making Barbie clothes and furniture. but never thought I could turn my passion into a side business. lately I’ve been thinking about seeing if I could do this. I think I should give it a try. and see where I go. keep up the good work.
I am simply one of those who are enlightened and motivated to change my old ways.. Without any shadows of doubt, you guys are very good mentors.. All i know, you are not just ordinary writers, for each of your piece brings a Spirit of hope and positivism, that even I don’t know you, the heart that speaks to me is like just next to me. Every time I read your articles, it reassures me that I am not alone and there is always someone out there, people that I might know personally, yet can essentially affects my life in a positive way..
Thank you and God bless to both of you!
Dear Marc and Angel:
I absolutely LOVE you both…
Thank you for sharing your brilliant insights, wisdom-infused observations, and compassionate “guidance” with the wider world.
Please don’t ever stop doing so.
Wishing you massive ongoing success…
Thanks for the free email encouragement! I never feel “ready” to begin making my dreams and ideas a reality. Your advice and insights hit the nail on the head! Today I will take those first steps!
I can’t thank this couple enough for all the inspiration I have got from them both…
They have allowed me to do more than babbling on and go off track from the email,s I have received, which in turn allowed me to get things off my chest…
So THANK YOU THANK YOU BOTH…
Angel ? xx
I need this. I will always need this. Just had my 54th birthday, and this last year I’ve really, really, realised, there is much more of my life behind me than in front of me. And what is left is not going to get physically easier, (although I think there is the possiblility of getting a lot fitter, maybe even fitter than I’ve ever been, if I really work hard at it, but it will be much harder than it once would have been, this is just a fact), so I must take this into consideration. I still want to go back to the States, I’d love to see Japan and lots of other places, but travelling is more and more hassle now than when I was 24. I have made a good start on the bear making and selling (with help), and so I know I can improve on that. It’s the indolence I need to work on. Laziness is my very worst sin, As Buddha said, with effort you have everything, without effort, you have nothing. I need to set up reminders
Larry Brumfield says
Thanks for that inspirational “kick in the pants.” Just what I needed at this time in my life. Synchronicities abound.
Swati Sharma says
Dear Marc & Angel,
I am from India and love reading your blog, it feels so refreshing and positive . The USP of your blog is its simplicity of words, which provides us readers the insight to lead our lives with utmost contentment & happiness. Thank you so much guys for choosing to write this blog !
Nearly the end of another year. Again! My goal? To be a writer. That’s the only thing so far that I keep putting off. Motherhood? Check! Teacher? Check? Psychologist? Check! Why do I find myself reading another ” you can do it if you set your mind to it” blog? Because I know it is true. I know it! I just struggle with putting that knowing into action. Maybe next year will be different? Only if I make it so. Only if I actually do it. Not think about it only. Not dream about it only. Not talk about it only to myself. But only if I DO it. No big fantabulous formula that only an Einstein can understand. No. I don’t even have that as an excuse. There is no excuse. It’s simply genius! Just DO it! Whatever it is. Do it. Don’t talk about it. Don’t mull it over a zillion times in your own brain. If you really, really, really, really want it…………….then do it. Otherwise this time next year, you’ll be asking the same repetitive questions, playing round and round on a loop in your head……..what if I………….?
Missy Frye says
I first became aware of your blog during a stay in a behavioral health facility. I was depressed to the point of suicide. The counselors shared a few of your blog posts and they resonated with me. Upon my release I sought out your site and have been following since. That was 2011. You and Marc have helped me overcome many obstacles since then with your positive attitudes and insightful posts. Recently, I hit a wall and began to doubt myself. I’m happy to say that I picked myself up and dusted myself off. This post just reminded me of why I can do that now. You’ve both given me tools to overcome the obstacles life throws at me. Thank you. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that others have helped me as well. My arsenal is full and facing life isn’t a struggle.
Kathy Kennedy says
Dear Angel and Marc,
Today I must express my gratitude for all that you do. During 2015, I was on a journey with my husband, Thom and his cancerous brain tumor. He died on May 6th. But you have been with me on the journey and provided thoughtful insights all along the way. It seemed that your emails arrived EXACTLY when I needed them and I will be forever grateful.
I have since started forwarding the messages on and my friends love them as well.
You are inspiring to me and I am thankful.
You are an inspiration , when I recieve an email from you I so look forward to reading and set a little me time aside , thank you so much x
Kathy Pearson says
Good Morning Marc and Angel
I needed to read this particular post today. I am 57 years of age and have recently found out I will be starting over on my own.
You can imagine all the negative chatter in my head. You are too old, what will you do to make a living, you have always worked to make spending money and going back to school at your age is ridiculous.
I am positive most days that I will be successful and I will find employment I enjoy doing.
I am going to keep this article for the other days, as I find it motivational.
Thanks a Million
Kathy, please don’t ever think you are too old to go back to school! I work at a community college and see men and women our ages (and older) every day! Walking to and from class, studying in the library, in the tutoring center…..I love it! I’m also taking classes (so convenient), and it’s the best decision I’ve made in a very long time. Spring semester starts in a few weeks, it’s not too late!
Angela Cunningham says
HI! A friend of mine sent this on to me to read. I am one of all of us out there that have let life, doubt, ear, insecurity and self deprecating thoughts get in my way of making dreams of my entire life come true. I have been a poet (paid to see my work in print, something my creative writing teacher said never to do!). I have promised everyone, especially my daddy my whole life and again over his casket that I will get a book of poetry published. Never have done it, I have been saying this for 30+ years. Just recently I was dumped by my boyfriend of almost a year. No explanation just dumped and left me floundering. My friend (same one from here) took me to a zentangle class (the adult doodling that are so unique) Google Zentangle and you will see. Anyway, I discovered an untapped current of artistic talent I never ever knew was there. I always wanted to be an artist but just didn’t draw well. Well that changed the moment I was introduced to it and now I call my actual pictures not abstract ones, “deliberate tangling” I use an actual something and then tangle it. You will understand once you google the sites. I AM going to do this as a small business at craft fairs, on a facebook page and go to Etsy or some other and sell them. This is my year and you and your blog just reconfirmed what I feel so passionately this year. That even my poetry can be incorporated and I WILL do this. Thank you. May we all be that brave.
To you personally and
All your loved ones
Let me wish the happiest New Year
From all my heart!!!
Rodney Brown says
I have enjoyed the topics of your blog and have appreciated how your blog is mentally and spiritually liberating. I decided that I would develop a preaching-teaching style called blog preaching. I just read some of your post and if it applies to the subject I am preaching on, I look up the appropriate scripture that shares the same or similar meaning to your blog topic. This is known to me as blog- preaching.
Dear Marc and Angel,
I read your blog for the very first time this morning. As a result, I felt a wave of emotion come over me. You see I have been troubled for many years trying to deal with my fear based anxiety. This fear is a combination of several mental infirmities that have developed as a result of being severely traumatized at a very early age. Having been raised by parents who never should have had children. The abuse was physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and sexual. The trauma has effected not only myself but each of my siblings (one sister and five brothers). To date I have lost two brothers to suicide. I have been in therapy for more than twenty five years trying to slay the demons that haunt me daily. The treatment includes ongoing cognitive therapy on a weekly basis (sometimes as often as twice a week) and a regiment of several different medications including anti-psychotic, anti-depression, anti-anxiety and mood stabilizers.
I deal with several diagnoses including schizophrenia, complex PTSD, and other personality disorders I am also bi-polar. One of my biggest dilemmas is my fear based anxiety which is quite simply paralyzingly. You see I find it nearly impossible to trust myself, my thoughts and other people. And so, at the first instant that I sense my intuition telling me to “take a chance”, I just freeze out of pure fear almost to the point of terror. Once this happens to me, and it happens whenever I leave my house, I get totally paranoid and go directly into “retreat” mode. In fact, there are times when I feel that way even while I am in my house.
Nevertheless, I continue to try my best everyday. Recently I have come to the conclusion that I must move away from all things which no longer serve me and my higher self. This creates a significant impasse due to my loyalty to my two beautiful children, who I believe to be angels sent to me to fill the hole in my soul. They truly have been a blessing in so many ways. And because of my great love for them I have great difficulty doing anything that would shake their foundation. Which brings me to the relationship I have with my wife of thirty two years. At this time in my life I don’t feel as if this relationship serves me well. Yet I am very reluctant to move away from this relationship because of the detrimental impact that I fear would turn their worlds upside down. And so, I feel like I must “take one for the team” in this regard so to speak. In closing, I’m not really sure just what to do but I’m trying my best to “get this one right”, because of the countless times that I have been wrong.
Please forgive me if this post is out of line but for some reason my intuition is telling me to send this to you. Lastly, I thank you for your ministries and may God bless you and all of your intentions. Sincerely, Anthony
What a beautifully written post. I’m so sorry, Anthony, for the pain you’ve experienced throughout your life (some of which resonates with me as well). I pray that God send you the answers you are seeking, along with the strength to see them through.
If it helps Anthony, may I say – if you do right by yourself, you will not do wrong by another. Sometimes we find excuses to stay stuck. Very best wishes.
Marc Chernoff says
I couldn’t have said it better myself, Siobhan.
Anthony, please stay true to your children AND yourself. What’s right for you will benefit them. Sending prayers of strength yourself way.
Hello Marc & Angel,
This story of yours resonates me so much. I am a healer and an healing mandala artist. I wanted to combine those two different modalities to create a new way to support people, and blogging came to my head while searching for the right way to do it. Since English is my second language, my first reaction to the thought was “No way!” However, I started to take a blogging course anyway. After several months, I completed the course, and just today, my first guest post was published. Your blog helped me a lot to get here. So, thank you so much!
In love & gratitude,
Today I start I new life, reading your blog I am an entrepreneur that was scare to fly, but I found this blog that help me to grow like a person, today I feel anxious but start reading this article help me to understand that I was looking for so many years.
The guidance from others never thought from people in the red, I am so thankful, Marc and Angel, may may lord bless you both.
Look at all the love on this thread! Marc and Angel, I found your blog years ago when I came across a post about 100 Ways To Learn Online (or something like that), and I’ve been a loyal subscriber ever since. Your writings, the way you speak to and connect with your readers in such a transparent way, literally touches my soul. I’ve had a blog for over a year now. I started out with a bang and gradually life and those dogged voices in the back of my mind took over. It’s now time for me to renew it – I started at the beginning of 2014 – and I’ve been thinking it over for days now. But THIS post gave me the jumpstart to do it again! I would so love to be an example to others, much as you are, but not knowing what I’m doing, along with the fear of failure and “need” for perfection, scares the heck out of me. Thank you for your honesty, encouragement, and conviction. Have a happy and prosperous new year….and may God bless you both.
I love how you take the time, read all the comments and encourage people on here, showing them they are not alone.
I just want to tell you, you are not alone either! I also started a blog at the begining of the year and my sense for perfection and life came in the way. But never once did I stop thinking about it, every day !
So let us take up the blogs again in 2016! Know that you are not alone, and that I am struggling and working on it too 🙂 but how great it will feel to make progress.
Love and blessings,
Marc Chernoff says
So glad it resonated and motivated you to pick it back up!
Thank you or the kindness too, Denise.
I love your blog, thank you. I have my own business and have to generate new energy everyday to keep it moving. Your blog helps me with my mind set. I feel very successful at times and at other times I need that kick in the butt. I do something everyday that leads me towards my goal ( at least I try everyday ) I recently heard the old story about the 2 wolfs, dark and despair, and light and hope. Which one will survive? The one you feed the most. We need to stop focusing on the negative, and focus more on our hopes and dreams. So thank you for starting your blog, you have touched my life!!
Focus on Light and Hope. Neither will let you down.
Since I was a child my older sister by four years always called me a “Dumb Ugly Idiot”. I looked up to my sister because she was beautiful with dark hair and a winning smile.
So If my sister said I was dumb and ugly…..then in my mind I was dumb and ugly. All my life I have never felt pretty although people would say I was pretty. There are times I feel I look Pretty good if I have my make up on and such. I am now 74 years old and her words still ring in my ears….I have lost all three of my older sisters along with my Mom and Dad.
I know know I am not ugly and not dumb nor an idiot. One of my closest friends whom I have know since Child hood tells me the my sister was just jealous of me. If that was the case I allowed her to ruin my life in school with no self confidence in my self and through all these long years. I have always felt I was and could do so many things but dumb ugly was always with me. I could do more things than my sisters, swim, skate, and I was brave also.
Now years and years & many more years have gone and my life is almost Over. I’m 74…..and I finally feel I can do something! I want to write!
The only thing is I’m not sure I have what it takes?
Blessings to you,
Pat. Know that God loves you. Maybe why you are still here is for God to show you that you are beautiful. Gina
I started a personal blog a few years ago and posted about 3-4 times a year, now it has been over a year since I posted. In that time I have decided to start my own sewing business. While I enjoy sewing, I have had a hard time writing for my ‘ideal customer’, my brain is not wired for business and my learning curve has been steep. This was a great post for me for several reasons. I have been hesitant to sell my goods online because I am worried that people wont like it once they get it, so I have decided to apply to vend at a local farmers market. It is a huge jump for me and will require much more stock than what I currently have on hand. I must change the wiring in my head to tell myself I can do this. I know I am capable. I am also capable of being a good writer, I think I will transfer my personal blog from blogger to wordpress and continue to share my insights as I have grown over the years after leaving a cult. I honestly have no idea where my life is going, but I am excited to see where it takes me. Peace and love to you both.
adam luckey says
Awesome awesome awesome!
Such a powerful truth. Those little voices in our head tell us we aren’t ready. As if somehow all the stats will align and we will be perfectly equipped to go after our hearts desires.
Imperfect action is better than no action!
Olajumoke Ola says
I found this blog about two years ago when I commenced my personal development journey and back then it was a life saver because I got the encouragement I needed to stay positive and inspire others as well to be positive.
Looking back now, thinking about the numerous personal development blogs I’ve come across till date, MarcandAngel still stands out.
I started my own personal development blog this year and even though the approach is quite different, I’d always keep this blog as one of my inspirations to stay dedicated to helping myself and others think profoundly and make better decisions for a more rewarding life.
Yetunde Ayeni says
Your write up these days is as if you know my mind. This is fantastic. Thanks for the encouragement, the time spent to put this together. God will reward your labour of love.
I can’t wait till January to face my passion squarely.
JOYCE LEANDERSON says
GOD BLESS YOU MARC AND ANGEL,
Am glad that everything you are saying touches my life, ever since i started reading your posts my life has changed. Keep it up! you are really helping, God bless you all the times.
Really, such a motivating but reality touched article! …. thanks!
Your articles are truely encouraging and motivating, like all the goodness of thoughts has been squeezed in just couple of words but powerful words! —-no bla-bla-bla— just to the point!
Thanks so much Marc for this post. It came at a time when I specifically needed it in my life especially as I’m applying for my Masters in some VERY intimidatingly good schools. I believe God directed me to read this and I’m grateful He used you to get this message across. You and Angel write so beautifully and I believe those who get the joy of reading your articles can only be blessed by them. Thank you!
Marc Chernoff says
Thank you, ALL OF YOU, for the kindness and support. YOU are the reason Angel and I write each week. Your words continue to inspire us. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. 🙂
Jonathan Arevalo says
Thank you. I needed this post this morning. In trying to break habits with social media attachment and build a better morning ritual, I jumped on your site this morning instead of Facebook. This post is the push I need to get my blog and some ideas going. An INCREDIBLE Sunday morning reminder for me. Again, THANK YOU!
Rebecca Jones says
I have been reading your blog for some time now . Thank you for your wise and encouraging blog . Keep up the great work.
Dante Eversley says
Happy New Year 2016 to you Marc and Angel, your families and your great community here at M and A Hack Life. This is such a timely post for me as I begin this new year.
I’ve been having some hesitations on some goals I have to get done and a little negative self talk and fear had begun to present itself and I’m in the process of dealing with that and get to the root and kill it immediately. This post is right on time for me to deal with that and how to combat it.
I’ve been an avid follower for years now and your content, insight and simplicity are priceless. I read all the content and just haven’t been as diligent on posting comments, because of the schedule, to let you know my thoughts and give thanks. You are truly appreciated. Happy New Beginning 2K16
Amanda May says
Hello, First Happy New Year!
I am so happy I came across your site. I am a mom of 3, youngest will be 3 next month and a 13 and 21 year old. I know… Well I live now with the in laws going on a little over 2 years now. I have my own cleaning business, single business, but I do good for myself. My fiancé has a good job also as a emergency lighting tech.
So with that being said, I am a woman on a mission of positivity and love and happiness. I have been reading Gretchen Rubin Books that led me to other books, like The Secret and so on. The down side to my upside is the house I live in and the Horrible energy here. It’s like as soon as I walk through the door it hits you in the chest! ? I pray, I try to control my thoughts and energy as soon as I get home. It’s my fiancé and his mom and I think this house, I’m not sure? My fiancé always or most of the time try’s to ruin my happiness and tells me, (I’m really getting tired of all this thinking real fast.) we are saving for a home, but….. I don’t know how to move forward with all the negative? I try to look at all the good things so I don’t let it bother me as much, but sometimes I wanna throw in the towel and say enough is enough! I’m looking forward to your page and blogs and so much more… I can’t wait to finally have complete control again. It’s only been 5 years in this relationship and it feels like forever ? I want COMPLETE HAPPINESS , and I’m ready! I was super excited to come across this tonight. There’s nothing like perfect timing! Best wishes to you Both! Sorry so long. Had to. ?
Thank you, Marc and Angel. It’s always a blessing reading an article from your blog. This is just so timely.
I am struggling at the moment to deal with my husband walking out on me and our seven children. Each day is a massive struggle and whilst I have signed up for the course I haven’t had the emotional strength to start it yet, but your emails and Facebook posts are helping start to put some pin pricks to let light start coming in to the darkness. Right now I just hope I can survive the emotional toll this separation is causing me, and then If I survive that I can find a way to make my life as a single mum productive and successful!