About Lindasea
Joined December 2013
Passionately and compassionately caring for my three grandchildren after my daughter passed away in July 2010 has resulted in a 'fixed income' lifestyle. I am 65 years old, relatively healthy, and want to do more than just make ends meet month to month.

I have a special needs granddaughter who consumes my time when she is awake and that's okay because she is very much loved. This is especially true now that I have decided to homeschool her. My days start early, 5:30 am, so I have some quiet time to read and study. I expect I will find time for my internet based business in these early hours of the day. I am mostly self-driven and a self-starter who in years past served the needs of people and businesses as a health and safety professional, 7 years with a local pollution control agency, 10 years serving as an OSHA professional, and 7 years as Manager of Occupational Safety and Health for a legacy airline.

I have been blessed with great travel opportunities over the years. My absolute favorite place to just 'be' is sitting on a beach with the cascading ocean at my feet or 'blowing bubbles' under the sea as a scuba diver which has been one of my grounding experiences since I was 18 years old.

I am hopeful that becoming proficient in this field will enable me to care for the needs of the grandchildren while opening up a chance for us all to play and travel now and again with each other.

UPDATE: September 7, 2015

So much has transpired after becoming a member here in the WA community. I am still as excited about the possibilities as when I first started. And this with two major stalls over health challenges of close and dear family members that has consumed large segments of my time. I am still here and still learning and still excited.

Kyle and Carson say you can do this with any niche, then I say, ONward and UPward! And when life throws a curve ball, just keep swinging.

UPDATE: December 28, 2016

Today is a milestone! I am happy to say that even with the struggles my family has worked through this past year I still love what I am learning here, looking forward to the live training with Kyle, and feeling positive. I am positively sure that even with my stilted efforts and my prolonged stalls, they are nothing more than that, a stall that I have worked to get under control.

Life is often filled with ups and downs and what I have found is that as long as one does not quit that whatever went upside down will right itself, just like the kayak that capsizes and you just flip it back over right. Well, I'm embarking on a new flip, flipping over a life stalling event and flipping over the next page of this journey. Let's see what next year will do? I have never left our community, only had to sit on the sidelines for a bit. Now its time, three years in, its time to make this endeavor a shining star. So, like Dory, I'm swimming, I just keep swimming, swimming, swimming!!!

UPDATE: January 9, 2018

I have been in deep doo doo over the past year, heart and desire to be here but wondering really what to do....DO! I had been drawn into an ugly legal battle that sucked time and resources and some of my health from me. And then found and became intrinsically engaged in a community that is addressing the terrible loses created by vaccine injuries. Many folks will just turn off and away from me now that I have said this, but the fact is there are way too many significant ancedotal stories that should be driving well designed research into the host of problems parents report about vaccines injuries their loved ones have sustained. My special needs granddaughter is one of those anecdotal stories, so I personally know what I am talking about because I have experienced it.

The fact is I wish I had the energy and time to immerse myself in helping others to do their research before they decide to allow a vaccine, and the fact is I will still advocate and share what I know about this subject. But I have realized I have just one day...each day...in the life of my family and I really need to be making some earnings here. So, this year is the year I take a new tack. Like the sailboat on an uneven keel I will now set a new course, fill my sails with the energy of favorable winds and head downwind with the sun on my back and a star of hope in my heart. Wish me well. With all I have learned in being a part of the WA community, it is my sincere hope this year will be my keystone in time. Wish me well ... my journey continues and together we will all do what we need to do, without the doo doo! Cheers and may your smile emanate from your joyful heart!!!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Best continued success to you here at WA!!

Jeff
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Best continued success to you here at WA!!

Jeff
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PatsyC Premium
Hi Linda, thanks for the message you left on my profile and for following me. I'm following you back.

Wishing you success with WA :)
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VeronicasLuv Premium
BOY, OH, BOY!!!

So, it seems we have a common love: water! As I read through your bio, Linda, I had the vision of you sailing with the waves crashing around...but you're still moving forward.

Looking forward to embarking on a new "flip" with you, Linda!
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lindasea Premium
Yes, indeed, the water connects us to be sure.

I too am looking forward to the journey, a continuing saga of embarking into the internet world. May our flip be a solid landing and not the flip-flop of my past couple of years.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Your words are as eloquent as the image, Linda.
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lindasea Premium
You are so very kind. Smiling about the joy we can share!
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Swangirl Premium
Hi Linda,

I really hope this is the year you can finally focus here like you want to! Good luck and let us know if you want any help! It must be hard to find the time with your duties of grandma and teacher. Luckily you can put this down and pick it up anytime night or day...as you know.

Jessica
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lindasea Premium
Thank You Jessica. One day at a time and certainly now is a time for growth. I have much to do in bringing my site back to life ... its ok, its just work and satisfying work to be sure.

Linda
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yclayton Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network. I am following you back and wishing all the best.

Yvette
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TerBelizeGal Premium
Dear Lady, please do not give up in your attempts to educate the community on the dangers of vaccines. I too am passionately against them, having myself and my children having negative experiences with them. However, as you mention, many are as equally proponents for them and argue that the pros outweigh the cons. I'm so sorry about your grandbaby..she is blessed to have such a bright light as you..keep on being you!!! Cheers!!! Mrs. G
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lindasea Premium
Dear Teresa,

What a kind and encouraging response. I am always glad to meet another parent who gets it when it comes to vaccines. It is just not okay that children are being injured and some even dying every day from the worldwide program.

I put up a couple posts in my website about this. Now that I am going back to writing and bringing my site back to life you may want to drop in and read it. Of course if you think it has value pass it on to others.

I wrote two of them so far... and by no means you are under no to go and check them out. However, if you do ck them out your feedback would be most appreciated.

https://specialneedsadvocatepower.com/should-i-vaccinate-my-child-or-not

My granddaughter had a severe case of hives following some vaccines and it was from that I started digging. I write about this in my post on the flu vaccine:

https://specialneedsadvocatepower.com/serious-flu-shot-side-effects-should-you-be-concerned-for-your-special-needs-children

I hope you are having a splendid, Friday. I hope the 'northers' haven't been too harsh there in beautiful Belize. ;-)

Linda
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lindasea Premium
Have updated my Bio...it was time to do so. Doing research into a new website and gaining momentum again. I do not intend to give up. I have never been a quitter. This time, maybe with a focus on something many are seeing as valuable and something not so controversial, I can steer this ship over the rough seas ahead into a safe harbor for my loved ones and I.

May you all have a splendid evening. Write your hearts out and enjoy the WA training and community. There is nothing like it, nothing measures up or equates the value we have here.

Smiles across whatever miles separate us!!!
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Bob-1 Premium
What an inspiring bio! Thanks for following me Linda. I am looking forward to more good times and success ahead in this new year. It has been great so far and quite a thrill to set up my first website... ever! I will continue to work on the Lessons, reading blogs, asking questions, and moving forward! Like you said, and in the last book of The Chronicles of Narnia, Onward and Upward! or was that Farther up, Farther in! Anyway, the same direction and momentum. Good to know you Linda and I'll see you around the WA community!
~ Bob
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lindasea Premium
Equally delighted to know you too Bob. You have a lovely attitude. I love the saying "your attitude determines your altitude". I expect we will see more great things from you as you grow your business and enjoy the WA community.

While I have been in a slump, terrible stresses around family obligations and a ridiculous legal battle I was drug into, I have stayed a Premium member because I know I will be back to work hard again. That day is about to dawn for me again as I research a new website and the benefits it can bring to others.

Stay well. I look forward to what you will continue to bubble to the surface.

Linda C.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thanks my dear mother for the nice post. You are so sweet. I'm sure that your grand children loves you very much. And I'm sure that you are spending the best moment of your life with them.
You are surely a very nice and sweet grand mother.
You make me think about my grandma who is still alive. She is 84yrs and my mom too is still alive and she is 68.
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lindasea Premium
How blessed you are to have these sage women still in your life. I hope they are well, their health is holding up and they are able to spend time with your children.

Across the world you are from me. I have read a bit about your island home, had a friend that lived there for a time. He now lives in Malaysia. Small world we live in, right?

I am doing some housekeeping on my website so will sign off for now. I hope your day is treating you well!
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TheBuilder Premium
Hi lindasea,
I'm just trying this fantastic innovation.
Nice meeting you dear mother. I love the sea. Happy to follow you.
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lindasea Premium
Delightful to meet you here in the WA world. This is indeed a fantastic innovation. It is rich in resources and truly the only thing that can hold you back will be how you use your time.

Life being what it is THAT has been my greatest challenge. It seems that every spring and then a huge glitch this past June with a teen suicide attempt .... and well, time spent on my site has been nearly non-existent. Still, I have put much work into it and I believe there is great potential in it as well. For this reason, I am gradually squirreling away time to write and post and get back in the swing of things.

The lesson? Even if you have to take time off, you can come back and work hard and bring things back to life. I am not a quitter, I expect neither are you.

I hope things will go well for you...and smoothly. I look forward to what you will creatively bubble to the surface. "-) Linda
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DianneBee Premium
Best wishes for your work on line and your family!
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lindasea Premium
Thank you very much...and to you as well. One day at a time we will in time reach the goals that are important for us. "-)
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AngelBcn Premium
Hi Linda,
Nice to meet you and thank you for following me :)
I wish you all the best!
Angélique
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome. Just doing what makes the most sense...glad I found you.

Linda
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WellYeah Premium
Linda, I knew I had to visit you on your profile page.
Now I see, it is inherent in you to give, nurture, and help others to thrive. The beauty in you runs deep and the beauty of you is boundless.

From the words shared in your profile and the pictures you have posted, it is easy to see what feeds your soul is finding the beauty and magnificence of all people and all things great and small.

There are people who become leaders because of their brilliant minds and natural born genius. You will always be a leader because of your brilliant heart. I am grateful and humbled to "virtually" know you.

I sincerely hope that along the way, I have something to offer to you to assist in your efforts to achieve and succeed. With gratitude...
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lindasea Premium
Dear Vicki,

How precious your words. They have made my heart sing! Yes, I am sure we can and will be a part of each others efforts to grow not only our businesses but our ongoing journey in life.

I am blessed to have found you today and am hopeful our connection will be one that continues to bring gratitude and peace into one another's lives. You are a gem. Thank you so very much for this encouraging, uplifting message.

Linda
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WellYeah Premium
I would like nothing more than for my life to continue to be enriched by knowing you. The pleasure and blessings are mine <3
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JanetK1 Premium
You are very brave, dear heart. I want to watch your growth and achievements at your new job at WAA. I rejoice that you can share your pain and your striving ways towards health and well-being. You are already a winner our books! Godspeed.
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BlessedB Premium
Hi Linda, thanks for adding me to your network. Great Blog. Blessings to you and your granddaughters.
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lindasea Premium
Thank you Miss Berns. Life truly is full of blessings if we but keep our hearts open to them. I very much appreciate that you checked in and read my blog...curious though, which one?

May beauty grace your day and love shine in your heart.

Linda
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BlessedB Premium
Sorry Linda, it is your profile that I read. However, I intend to read all of your blogs. Have a great day.
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lindasea Premium
No apologies necessary dear friend. I just wanted to understand as it helps me do better at reaching out.

Sending the warmth of an Arizona sun your way and lots of smiles.

Linda "-)
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DELJAR Premium
Hi, Linda. Thank you for following me back. It's so nice to be added in your network. I felt sorry for your loss but I know that she is now looking after you and your grandchildren from above. I admire you for being so passionate and compassionate in taking care of your grandchildren especially the one with a special need. I could very well relate with you because I also lost a loved one, my dear sister and have a 16 year old son who has autism. He has progressed well and and now on his way towards gaining personal independence. All it takes is a substantial amount of hard work, patience and sacrifice to reap the benefits at the end. Wish you every success I your online business endeavours. Have a nice day!
Adel : )
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ChrisScott Premium
Hey Linda,
Your well on your way kiddo, I am sure sorry to hear about your daughter. Kiss them there grandchillen for all of us who be at WA.
- The Bear.
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lindasea Premium
Most kind of you...kind sir! Will do a bunch of that kissing and hugging today. Love my babies, no matter what their age. "-)
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GeoffGS Premium
Thanks for following, and commenting on my blog. See you soon. Geoff
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lindasea Premium
You are certainly welcome, Geoff! Just a few words can be a good boost for keeping on with keeping on. I'm excited for you and look forward to seeing you again, and soon!

Linda "-)
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lillakiara Premium
Hi, what a wonderful thing you do, taking care of your grandchildren. I wish you great success and all the best for you and your grandkids. Regards, Kristina
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lindasea Premium
Hello Kristina,

Most kind of you to stop by and read a bit about me. And I thank you ever so much for your encouraging words. Words do mean allot and are powerful!

Hope to see more of you as you dig in your heels here.

Linda
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RenePerez Premium
Love your profile! My significant other was raised by his grandmother after his mother passed away when he was in his early teens. He is also a teacher and we've both taught children with special needs. My grandmother ran a home for special needs individuals. It takes a special person to care for someone with special needs. Keep up the great work!
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lindasea Premium
Dear Rene! Thank you very much for your kind words and encouragement. I am grateful for a measure of health and thankful that I was able to adopt the little one...so much would NOT be happening for her had she stayed with her dad. Sad really, that whole side of her family have just dropped out of caring for her. It is what it is and for the best, I'm sure.

I look forward to your continued work here. Your grandmother must have been a wonderful, delightful, big-hearted soul to have run a home for special needs individuals. I have great respect for her!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Linda
Good to meet you, think I followed you ,thanks for following me I will enjoy and value being part of your network, best wishes for your continuing success.
Alexander
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lindasea Premium
Could be you had already followed me...I sometimes find I'm in catch up mode thru the fussing with family/legal stuff. "-)

Good to be a part of each other's growth, just the same.
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Good for you. Thanks for the welcome.
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Hi there Linda, thank you for following me! Hope you are enjoying your training and getting your website going. I wish you all the best with your online business! This is the best community I have ever found, I love it here! If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me!
With Kind Regards,
Linda
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lindasea Premium
Keeping at this the best I can. One day at a time...made my first $3.13, received the check today. Whoo Hoo!
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Way to Go! Every step leads us to success! Best of Luck!
Linda
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lindasea Premium
Thanks for the encouragement,
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TLTurner Premium
Linda you are so inspiring! I'm glad we grandparents met. We are many in the community. God bless you for keeping your priorities straight
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lindasea Premium
Hello Terry! Yes indeed, many grandparents here and wonderful to find each other, send a good word now and again and be in each other's cheering section.

Love your blogs. Haven't read them all but fun writing style. "-) No doubt that will 'stand in your stead' as you continue developing your site. "-)

Linda
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sophie64 Premium
Thank you Lindasea for the follow
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome! I love your attitude, it will become the foundation from which you grow your very own internet business and expand your presence in the big wide world of the web. "-)

Linda
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Thank you, Linda. inspiring - at the same age, i might add. may i ask what you read and study at 5.30am?!

i've been a WA member for a grand total of four hours and have finished lesson one. i'll delve into lesson two, perhaps more, tomorrow and then may be back for solid advice on this new adventure.
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lindasea Premium
Back at ya' friend. Same age...what a hoot! My 5:30 am reading varies from the lessons here at WA, going to reread a blog I may have posted with rested eyes to see if I've missed any typos and misspellings, and often times just trying to keep up with my Bible reading, which can wane with so much busy stuff going on.

What's your 5:30 am look like? I'm tickled pink that you are four hours into WA and have finished the first lesson. The best thing I can tell you is to do the courses, do the related tasks, when you feel stuck don't fret too long over it, drop into LiveChat with a question or post it in the classroom for your lesson, and just keep at this.

I love the website I have created. I am not a quitter so even with very small earnings right now, a trickle has begun, which everyone here says is of course just the beginning of better things to come. SO...I may not be the best for solid advice, but I know this, I have learned allot and usually I can find answers within the 'wealth' of information that is posted within this community.

Hmmm, long answer back...Hope your day is going well. Many here call this a journey, it is for sure an adventure and one that I hope will open up the doors you need open.

Linda
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thank you, Linda. what's my 5.30 like?!?! Usually warm and snuggled next to my wife…! whereas i'm not doing blogs nor rereading things like you, i do keep up with my Bible reading - nothing like it. may i ask where you are in your Bible reading at the moment? i'm going slowly and somewhat intricately through Philippians - it's been magnificent!

same age - later i read when you wrote that post so you might have a year or two on me - but who's counting?! Certainly not me! we do share the joy of grandchildren however!! we have five, number four born mid November and number five born a week before Christmas. our daughter and daughter-in-law may have a different response to what their 5.30am might look like!! By the way, do you live in the USA?

thanks for your encouragement about sticking with the WA plan. i admit i'm still a bit skeptical. why do i have 37 followers already? i have nothing to follow. or am i being cynical? Do they want me to follow them also; some kind of pyramid scheme? don't know. i'll keep at it until i know more. maybe this is just the right thing for me at the moment and so far it has only cost me time. the get rich scams are just that - scams! and i don't need to get rich, much less do i need to get scammed! i'll stick with it and see what happens.

got a busy day today so i'll close for now. hope you have a good one, especially hoping that a marvelous weekend awaits you.

Tom
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lindasea Premium
Hello again, Tom,

My profile has been updated so it is reflecting right on target with my age. "-)

I understand feeling a bit of skepticism, especially if you've surfed and found so many other offerings out there, really who and what should one go with. After over two years with Wealthy Affiliate I am totally convinced that even if there were someone else's program I wouldn't go fishing, I have seen too many folks go check someone else's stuff out and come back again ready to dig in their heels with the resources generously provided here.

And NO this is not a pyramid scheme, not anywhere near such a scammy thing. Here is one of my favorite write-ups regarding following and being followed by Nathaniell. I really like his blog and feel he does an awesome job getting to the point while offering encouragement. He wrote up a couple others about the training you may not know about and how new folks waste money and time...both also worth reading. If you want I will attach them in another response, just don't want to overwhelm you.

Oh, and about that Bible reading,,,,I am currently working through Jeremiah, the shocking history of Israel's disgraceful choices and lack of appreciation and the upcoming demise at the hands of the 'king of the north', Babylon. Insightful reading. I am very grateful for the moments of reflection focused reading in God's word affords me. "Magnificent" is what you said...great word for expressing your appreciation!
It won't take you long to see this community for what it is. No matter who it was that you found WA through, It's just crazy amazing the education and the resources, all for a measly $47.00 per month at the Premium level. It has been worth every penny to me.

Let me know if you end up with any questions or something just doesn't jive. I'll do my best to answer your concern and if I don't know I'll tell you so and go find someone who does. then we both learn.

Linda "-)
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thank you, Linda. then we are right at the same age, same stage in life! i wonder who of us is older - really?! my hint to you - July!

appreciate the encouragement with WA. everybody says the same. i can't find any bad reviews any place. and all say it takes time. i still have questions and some doubts, but hopefully today i can run through another lesson or two and find out how this works - really! the last couple of days have been busy, so haven't touched WA except to "follow" a few people - why?, i don't really know yet - and to "talk" with you. so still tons of questions, mixed with doubt and a bit of cynicism - like why i now have 39 followers, i've done nothing and thus nothing to follow, and then i ask myself, why did i "follow" about half of those who are "following" me? i know, Linda, i gotta keep going through the lessons - hopefully with a "now i see" result soon to follow!

Jeremiah, eh? you're into the heavies! The weeping prophet. magnificent reading that must be mixed with the gospel of Jesus - or you'll end up weeping also! with the gospel, you see the hope for the Israelites, as well as for thee and me - today!

back to you but one thing first. you didn't tell me if you're in the USA or not, so i'll tell you i am not! but my first language is English and i live in an English speaking country. can you guess which one from the background of my profile photo?

have a good one, my new found WA friend.

Tom
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lindasea Premium
Hello my new WA, friend, and for me Good Morning, Tom!

I expect you could be warm and snuggled up with your wife as it is 6:33 am here and I am guessing you live in NZ from the pic. It seems to me a very volcanic setting behind you, much like some of the areas I have been blessed to see in Hawaii. This makes our time zone differences VERY different if that is so. Hmmmm, I'm thinking might also be the Phillipines, Spanish spoken there too, right? HA...did I get anywhere close?

I hope you will give yourself time to work through the doubts. They are natural, thinketh me "-) when exploring something that has potential to take more pennies from our pocket. One thing is for sure, the only extra money you may want to consider spending is the monthly access fee to the Premium membership. It is stupendous how many other resources have been made available by this company for what amounts to a very small fee. I have likened this to going back to college and only paying $47.00 per month to attend class and to gain access to people who are succeeding and so many other wonderful resources.

Like for instance the WA "Keyword Tool" in the left hand column. It is totally awesome, does much the same thing as Jaaxy which does have a fee, but you certainly don't need right away. I chose to snag that up after a year of being a member here. We can talk about why I like it another time...my point is you don't need Jaaxy right away while in the great big learning curve the classes create.

Another thing I'd like to suggest, as I have seen it from so many members...even though there are those who work more than one site at the same time, many seasoned folks here say to just work on one site, get it doing well then branch out. It will make sense once you start developing your own, it takes time to learn what you need, to get the tasks done and keep the site growing by plugging more and more content into it.

All of this will make more sense as you do the lessons. Kyle and Carson have done a great job with them, powerfully moving one forward while learning. It's very empowering!

In my previous note to you I included a link to a blog that Nathaniell posted some time ago about why follow and be followed. Did you get a chance to read it? He does a good job of explaining that aspect of this community. Why look, we have already developed a friendship from this small beginning of the "following". "-)

It would be great to see you doing well here so that you can continue to manage life well during your retirement and "golden" years with your wife. I believe we were meant to have abundance its just that things got side-railed early on in man's existence and soon that will take a turn for the better. In the meantime we do have to make ends meet and it would be great to have some to share and to plug a little relaxation/fun into the months, and years, "-) of work.


Ha,,,you have me beat by two months in our aging. Too funny a precious soul that I dated some years ago was a July baby and so is my x-husband a July baby. I'm September born. You and your wife are blessed to have each other in these years you are now sharing. I have for the most part been alone since 1984, having rasied my five by myself, ages 3 - 11 when the divorce took place. Plenty of sorrow around that whole mess, and now my oldest gone much because of the trauma related to loosing her dad. It is true what the scriptures say to honor one's marriage, problem is when only one does so. I pray your years together will be filled with joy and that your lives together can be free of significant health problems and retirement is filled with laughter and lots and lots of smiles.

I expect that being a Wealthy Affiliate can contribute to that, if you are able to invest the time to learn this industry and develop your online business. Here is one of my blogs about how much I appreciate this community. Now there is even a new feature for the front page and I will go in to update it,,,just not able to right now...gotta take the ADHD 18-year-old, to a class today so I need to get busy here with family stuff. I hope you enjoy my little ditty. Cheers to you, now Tom, and smiles across the miles!

Linda
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thanks Linda, but sorry, not even close!! NZ is literally on the other side of the planet from that background photo taken on the Isle of Skye (you might have to look it up) - but we live on the mainland of this wee island! so if it's 6.30am where you are at the moment (8 hours behind us) and if you're in the USA, then you're in the west some place, having avoided the snow blizzard, right?

thanks for your encouragement with WA. actually, i just got back on to continue my lessons and your message came in. no, i have not read the blog you sent to me but now with second notice, i'll check it out soon. in the meantime, i'm going to lesson 2 on course 1, something about how money is made online. if i was following a "scam" i think they promised me that i've at least a $1000 check arrive tomorrow - having done no work....!)

1952 - a vintage year with people like us coming into it!! it was also a magnificent generation for music - mid 60's to late 70's - nothing like before or since, would you agree?

so sorry about your hardships in life but you continue with a positive upbeat attitude. i'm sure you could write a book - of how not to do things and how to do things. if you (we) stick with the Scriptures, follow Jesus closely, yes, our sin will still get in the way, but by and large, we muddle through with grace, forgiveness, mercy and love - the only way to do it. may things go well with the 18 year old - your daughter's child? you're a trooper, Linda. stay in touch as you are able. Blessings, Tom
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lindasea Premium
What a breathtakingly beautiful island...the Isle of Skye. Oh my goodness! A Scottish isle...full of history I expect. Talk about being WAY off...nope not New Zealand

Yes, I am in one of the western states of the USA, Arizona. Not only missed the snow storm but being blessed with balmy weather this week, up to 70 degrees. Lovely, really! Took my crew to the Grand Canyon this past summer, everyone should spend some time there, not the crazy few minutes to gawk and then leave. Rode the train up from Williams AZ and hiked around for a bit before returning then taking them to play on a natural rock slide just north of the famous Sedona area here in Arizona. I want to take the children back to the canyon and do more the next time around. Ha, still paying on that vacation, though.. "-) can only do what the resources allow, ah well.

Yes, we are vintage to be sure. Definitely some good vibes/music from those times. Life does throw stuff at us, so the hardships are just what they are...and I usually can get my head up after a bit of fussing. Not sure about the book to write although I do have some stories, that is for sure. In the meantime, just doing my balancing and juggling act. And ever so thankful for a spiritual family that loves and supports us. How grand our Creator to give us insight into him so that we may draw close to him and be his friend. Yes the 18 year old is my daughter's son, lots of growing to be done there after years being in avoidance mode following his mother's death. Went through a tough year with his middle sister, now 15 years old; depression suicidal ideation, scary and consuming time. And always plenty to do with the baby who is not longer a baby but soon to be 7.

Ah, life. We are getting there. My investment in the children has caused a slow launch for my online business. So, even as the Great Teacher said, "each day is sufficient for its own troubles", therefore take it one day at a time.


So ONward and UPward with those lessons, my friend. If you need to redo a lesson here or there, many have done so in this community to help lock in what is being taken in. "-)
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thanks Linda. was off line pretty much after i wrote to you last until right now - about 3.00am your time, i believe. So you're in AZ? i've never been to AZ, but would love to go to the Canyon one of these years! actually, i am a full fledged USA citizen, but we have lived outside the USA since around 1979 - with only a few extended stays, and those usually in the Philly area, or perhaps in GA. of course, I've made many trips back over the pond, but never long enough to take any kind of holiday in the USA - like to the Canyon!

as a consequence of being off line for a bit, WA prep got put on hold a bit. i am sensing that the learning curve is high coupled with time commitments and other stuff going on, that zap my time and energy from learning properly. had i known i only have a week (to catch the bargain price for premium) to find out if WA was for me, i would have waited until the waters become a bit more still before beginning. at the same time, since i believe we have developed an honest, upfront relationship via WA, i would love to pick your brain - but in "private" about how this all works - but i'm not a premium client yet. you are very encouraging about WA while not promising me the kitchen sink, like a full fledged scan does, they do "promise" success if i just keep up with it. i'm beginning to see that "keeping up with it" means enormous time spent on getting a magnificent web page up and running, that actually attracts thousands, if not hundreds of thousands to it, in order to make any kind of money, and i'm not looking to become a millionaire. but i'm not sure i have the ability, time and energy needed (according to my understanding) to develop a top notch web page that gets a top billing on the first two pages of Google, for example, or any other viable search engine.

so have i totally misconstrued this? am i not seeing things accurately? can you point me to your web pages and give me an idea of approximately how many hours you have spent designing them and, if you don't mind, an approximate earnings (see why I'd rather do this in "private"?) but as i said, i'm not yet a premium member - as i'm not totally convinced that this is for me - although i have not given up on it quite yet.

hope i'm making some sense. and hope you have had a good weekend. stay in touch as you are able. Tom
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Breezn Premium
You are a trooper! I was commenting on another WA peep that follows me. I saw your comment post you left. I was inspired and wanted to follow you, so here I am. Totally agree, "ONward and UPward! And when life throws a curve ball, just keep swinging." Much success to you and your endeavors!

Breez <+=
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lindasea Premium
Hello Breez.

Thank you very much for y our encouraging words. With the excellent attitude I saw in your profile I am convinced that you will in time have your website up and running and be walking down that new path of IM (internet marketing). What a hoot, right?

No matter what life throws at us, we can just keeping picking ourselves up by the bootstraps and stick with it. I look forward to what you will be creating as you do the lessons and related tasks and up from your individual interests and passions will grow your business.

YIPEE! I'll keep my eyes on the lookout for you.

Linda
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Dkash64 Premium
Love your profile and your enthusiasm. You are an amazing lady and your grandchildren are very lucky to have you.
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lindasea Premium
Hey Darlene...thanks so much for dropping in to say HI. Just doing what must be done, there was no way I was going to have my daughter's children in foster care. We are plugging along and I am blessed to have so many, now you too, to offer such encouraging words. Really does make a difference and keeps me going!

Left you a comment in the classroom about choosing your domain. I hope it makes sense. Let me know if there is anything I can do to pitch in.

Linda
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GotBackupGuy Premium
Inspiring story. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter--a pain I cannot fully understand. Your grandchildren are blessed to have you, and I hope that you find much success with your online business in 2016.
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lindasea Premium
Hello Kevin! Very thankful I am for the time you have taken to drop by and leave me your kind words. Life is full of challenges, mine was a bit much, but many have traversed this same path and survived. And so will we, all four of us!

Glad to have you as a new connection in the WA world! Let's just inspire one another as the days open up before us!

Linda
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becrjs Premium
Hello Linda! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to a Happy New Year! I have been busy with my sight and now have been taking comments! If I could only get the widgets on! Lol! Anyway, I am working on it! I just wanted you to know I was thinking about you!
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lindasea Premium
Hello dear Rebecca!

how kind of you to drop in and leave your sweet encouragement. Great news that you are keeping at your work on your site. You will see it continue to grow the more you put into it.

Did you find the answer to getting the widgets set into the site. Plug widgets into the ask bar at the top of your screen, you will find many resources to figure it out. I was kind of stuck with it too, but found a tutorial, I think it was from Mario Black that fixed it for me.

Sending you many smiles and fond wishes for your health and happiness. Your kindness is most appreciated!

Linda
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becrjs Premium
Hi Linda!
Many wishes for a Happy and wonderful New Year!
It's like everyday I discover something new here at WA! I have had so many wonderful people here to help me and I just plug along and go for it. I am still working on my widgets.. LOL! But I had published my site and didn't realize I was on a pg 2 of Google! :0 I am still working on it and I am terrified it will get bad ratings! But anyway, I am still going to add additional blogs and see what happens.

Wishing you all the best from here in New York!
Happy New Year!

Rebecca
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lindasea Premium
Hello Dear Rebecca.

Just be sure you are in an "incognito" window in your browser so you get an accurate read about your rank in Google. Google kindly keeps tabs "-) on where you have been and will take you back there.

I was surprised with page one rankings early on and discovered it wasn't so. Not a problem becasue I had allot more I wanted to create in order to develop more of that 'authority' Kyle talks about.

Keep at this...it does come together. When I get home from a meeting I am off to I will send you a link for the widget stuff. Just gotta' run right now.

Kind regards,

Linda
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Linda: You are the same age as my Ruthie (of 39 years) and a mere youngster to me. I am sorry to hear of your daughter's death in 2010. I am not sure I would be able to handle the death of one of my children.

I too have been blessed with unbelievable travel opportunities and both Ruthie and I love to walk on the beach (any beach) at sunset.

Thank you so much for the follow and welcome to my wonderful network of fabulous WAers. I take this job of being a “Followeeeee very serious. So, now or in the future, if I can be of any help, what so ever, please feel free to call on me. I don’t always get it right, but I always try. Happy New Year. DAN
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LouieLuc Premium
Hey there Linda! :))
Thanks so much for following me, it's nice to meet you!

I know we've talked before but I wanted to personally welcome you to my network!

You already know you're in right place here at Wealthy Affiliate!

If there's anything I can help you with too, just ask!
It will be my pleasure to be of assistance.

I invite you to check my trainings here on WA and also...

... be sure to check the blog I'm building as a project for the Wealthy Affiliate's Affiliate Bootcamp at http://www.buzznitrous.com

I've posted good tips on getting traffic and building your online business there. I think you'll love it.

I wish you the best of luck and much success!
Hope you reach your online goals,
Louie
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lindasea Premium
Thank you for the personal touch by coming over to my space to leave me a message. It is pretty wonderful how folks like yourself reach out with offers of support and encouragement. I'm looking forward to checking out your WA trainings. In time I will even get over to your website as I think that is important, we learn much from one another by seeing their creations and leaving a comment for each other too.

Stay well! In our chaotic and sometimes scary world, these words hold more impact than ever.

Linda
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LouieLuc Premium
Couldn't have said it better myself Linda; it's my pleasure to help people out, I always gain and learn a lot from them. So it's also my win.

As for our chaotic and scary world: LOVE and good sense will prevail, no matter what. :)

Happy holidays,
Louie
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lindasea Premium
Yes, I agree on both counts. Smiles across the miles!

Linda
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LouieLuc Premium
A big smile to you too. :)
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Helo glad to connect and thanks for the encouragement
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lindasea Premium
Thank you Ivan for dropping in to say HI. It is always nice when we have a connection through our WA spaces. It makes it easier to find you or to support you as you work your goals.

Just keep at this. You will do well...our attitude does determine our altitude so I believe you can do this with patience and persistence.

Linda
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SandraAngela Premium
Hi! Thanks for the follow! I wish you a lot of success in your online business! I've read that you like to travel. So, if you want to learn more about my country Croatia, I would recommentd you to click this link:http://beautifulcroatia.siterubix.com/ and take a look at my site- you can read there my posts about Dubrovnik, Tower of Sokol and Župa dubrovačka(this last one is not finished yet). I would appreciate if you would leave your comment on it! Thanks! Best regards!

Sandra
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lindasea Premium
Hi Sandra! Yes, I would love to come and visit your site. I have read that your region is rich in history, allot of it ancient and fascinating. One day it would be great to experience it in person.

Not able to do this right now, as I'm knee deep on something I need to finish on my site, but I will go and check in a day or two.

Kind regards!

Linda
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SandraAngela Premium
No problem, Linda! You can take a look at my site whenever you want! Regards!
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ClareG Premium
Thank you for the follow back, you sound inspirational! I can't imagine what you've gone through, and I wish you every success with this WA adventure. We can ALL do it! Great website - really impressive.
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lindasea Premium
Thank you dear Clare for coming back to say hi AND for taking a few moments to check out my website. Its is a work in progress. Now working on how to monetize it while I strive to keep up with the writing.

I will be watching to see what you create too. I expect with your great attitude its going to be wonderful!

Linda
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becrjs Premium
Hi Linda. Just wanted to touch base with you. I have been struggling with my website and have finally got on the move again. It mostly has to do with content. Just wanted to let a friendly member know I haven't given up! Lol...
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lindasea Premium
Oh my, Rebecca! So sorry to hear you have been struggling. I know this can be frustrating when you know you have so much to do and it just seems like you can't move it off of the proverbial dime.

I get stuck sometimes trying to write too. Every single blog I write requires research for my subject and so there are times I don't have time to research SO then I don't get anything posted either. Bummer!

Here is what I know. Just start doing something and as the flow begins the juices of creativity start to rise up too. And whatever you do, slip some of your humor and wit into it and watch that blossom!

What's great is you have chosen to send a hello to let me know you are "on the move again". Let's do a little Irish jig together, okay?

And don't ever give up! You are going to hit a glitch here and then and get stuck now and again too. But these things will pass, as they say, and I believe that you can do this.

Thank you for including me in your day!!!

Linda
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becrjs Premium
Hi! I just got back! Thanks for the encouragement! I just try to keep in touch with people here and they help! You just had some nice things to say and I really appreciate it! I will not give up and come back to WA members for much encouragement! Thanks again! I will do a jig overtime I get over a hurtle!! Lol! ;-)
Rebecca
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lindasea Premium
Keeping at it and smiling as you go along...that's worth bunches. I will hold up high hopes for you!
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becrjs Premium
I am now looking at videos and starting to look at my site again. With more optimism this time! :-)
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lindasea Premium
Trng videos from Kyle?
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becrjs Premium
Yes, from Kyle and others, regarding website content and wordpress. I think I finally am getting the idea of how to use wordpress.
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lindasea Premium
Its takes a bit of time...but investing that time really does make all the difference. I still have loads to learn about Wordpress so I get what you mean!
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fyrdauz377 Premium
Congrats on being Top 200. Wish you success in reaching all your goals.
If I need help, I can ask you right?
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lindasea Premium
Of course, you can ask me and I will do my best to pitch in. If I don't know the answer then we will discover it together.
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ProResults Premium
Congrats for going premium. Good luck and great success for your online business endeavour
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lindasea Premium
Hello Lillian.

Very kind of you to drop in with a hello. While it may appear I have just chosen to become Premium, that isn't so really. I needed to change an administrative thing to have my annual membership paid for through PayPal and currently the only way to make that change was to cancel my membership, then resubscribe and chose PayPal as the method to pay going forward.

I wrote about my 3 minute departure in this blog: Too funny! But hey its good to meet you here. From you profile it looks like you will bring your business savvy into your own online presence. I am excited for you.

Linda
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Rae01 Premium
Hello and Welcome to Pre-WA! You're going to love the community! See you in the chats...
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lindasea Premium
Thank you for dropping by and giving me a follow. I am not often in the chats, just have nose to the grindstone with my site and staying in touch with folks here.

Glad to see you on board and look forward to getting to know you.

Linda
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Hippychick Premium
I knew I would love your profile Linda, before I even read it. So sorry for the loss of your daughter. I can't imagine what you and your grandchildren have been through but you are so lucky to have each other. The love in your life is palpable.
Love and light
cheryl
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lindasea Premium
Yes...I am very blessed. It is too bad the children fell into anger after their mother passed. I understand it and have tried so very much tried, and not always succeeded, in keeping their terrible losses in perspective. The two oldest lost their dad in 2003, then mom in 2010. No child should ever have to go through life without their parents! Breaks my heart for them and so we just keep plugging along.

One day, I hope, they will look back and see who was in their corner ever and always, holding up a standard for their welfare and happiness.

Thank you for your kind words.

Linda
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Hippychick Premium
You're very welcome.....and even more deserving than I first thought as your story is even more heartbreaking. I hope I don't sound condescending but I truly truly admire your courage and love for your grandchildren. Stay strong because I think your doing a great job ☺
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lindasea Premium
You are so kind...but really, not more deserving, just trying my best and sometimes my best falls short, believe me! I am thankfully staying strong, often times because of encouraging words left for me as you have shared here!

And, no, of course not...you are NOT being condescending. Your words are thoughtful and providential.

Linda
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RichieBarone Premium
Hi Linda: thanks for the follow-up, sounds like you have your hands full. Keep pluging away and Gods blessings on you, you family and your AD-venture here!
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becrjs Premium
Hi Linda, lovely to meet you! I just started WA a couple of weeks ago and I am very excited about this opportunity for business and meeting people such as yourself.
Rebecca
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lindasea Premium
Hello Rebecca!

Just dropped in for a few minutes before getting my little one ready for bed. How nice to meet you here. I will go swing by your profile too. Its a great way to get to know one another.

Thank you for your follow. I have you back now, with a smile!

"-) Linda
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oldokie Premium
Sorry you lost your daughter, it's not supposed to work that way. Thank God her children had such a loving and devoted grandmother to step in. Love your website, a truly noble cause. Wish you and yours all the best. Have a wonderful and productive day.
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B-e-n Premium
Thank you for the follow, your story is inspiring!
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lindasea Premium
Just taking one day at a time. It works for maintaining balance and sanity. "-)
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WBurton Premium
Thank you for the Like and Follow. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. William :)
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DavePaton Premium
Thank you for following me Lindasea. I hope you attain the success you are searching for here at WA! :)
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ccatrett Premium
Thank you for the follow! You truly are an inspiration.
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome, my new friend. And if I am an inspiration it is only because I have just been doing what I felt was the only thing to do. I am blessed and grateful.

Thank you for your kinds and encouraging words!

Linda
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videre Premium
Hello Lindasea...thanks for the follow and welcome to WA. If I may be of service to you at WA or via my medical website please let me know.

Regards,
Jeff
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lindasea Premium
Thanks Jeff. I will keep your offer in mind. Nice to know one can reach out in this community and find support. You are a good apple!

Linda
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abiabi Premium
Hey Lindasea, thanks for your follow. Shoot for the stars.
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lindasea Premium
Every day is a new day to keep the juggling act alive! I hope you are well and happily working along.
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PeterShelton Premium
Hello Lindsey, thank you for your follow. I am sorry I haven't got back to you sooner, but I have been absent for a whilewhile.
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lindasea Premium
That's okay...life happens and I get that totally. Just great that you haven't let go of your work on your site and the education here!
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timsproducts Premium
Thanks for the follow and all the best on here. tip concentrate on your goals !! Tim
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Will2trade Premium
Thanks for the follow lindasea, I wish you every success and blessings
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lindasea Premium
Thank you very much....and you too. Its a work in progress but what in life isn't.
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shaunah Premium
Thank you so much for following me. I look forward to working with you. God's bless.
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lindasea Premium
You are MOST welcome! You must have allot on your plate with taking on this education while raising your family. I hope you are finding lots of reasons to smile!
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shaunah Premium
Thank you and yes I am, WA has fast become one of the best parts of every day. I hope you are finding lots of reasons to smile as well. If not let me know and I will find u some!
S.
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lindasea Premium
Most kind of you! Sometimes there are low spots with the kids, my grandson has chosen to not finish high school, at least for right now. That breaks my heart because I know how hard its going to be for him juggling a job and trying to finish school. It has been a long time trying so now its just time to let that go, be there to love him and hold up that he can do whatever he sets his heart to as long as he is willing to work for it.

May your day be filled with many bright spots and joy, for joy and hope keep us bouyed up and in many ways gives us strength.

Linda
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lindamia Premium
Thank you so much for following me and truly looking forward to future communications!
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lindasea Premium
You are VERY welcome. It's great to see your goals come to fruition and fun for all of us to see you find your niche and succeed at what you love doing.
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mjpd Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow! Wishing you every success here at WA and in life! = )
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lindasea Premium
Thanks, you too, Maureen! So much is possible with effort and consistent action.
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mjpd Premium
You are welcome!
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Mike-Writes Premium
Thanks for the follow Linda. It is much appreciated. Wish you all the best with WA.
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome. We can work on this together as there is quite the team in this community. Glad to have you on board.
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ElisaGunnar Premium
Such a pleasure to meet you...just had a look at your web site and it's amazing! Reading through your personal story as well, and totally agree with your 2 favourite places to be :) Happy travels and look forward to crossing paths! Elisa
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lindasea Premium
How kind of you Elisa to drop into my site. It is still a work in progress but I am enjoying doing the work there and that is a massive bonus.

How fun to hear you enjoy similar favorite places. I am sure one day our paths will cross but for now, we can keep channels open as support on this internet journey.

Lots to be grateful here!

Linda
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ElisaGunnar Premium
Grateful for all the great people and opportunity! Talk to you soon :)
Elisa
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Biddy Premium
Linda thanks for the follow
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome! Be seeing more of each other while we grow and develop our web presence.

Cheers! And smiles across whatever miles.
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rodc Premium
Thanks Lindasea, I can relate to some of the things you said because my wife and I have a 14 year old grandson that is living with us and we stay pretty busy. I wish you all the best and I will follow you also.
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lindasea Premium
My heart truly goes out to you. Teens today have so much to distract and sometimes dismay them that the job of helping, encouraging, and supporting their growth toward adulthood can be quite taxing.

At least we have a couple of years under our belt, that helps!

Linda "-)
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KariLee Premium
Linda, you sound like a most amazing person. I believe you will find your success and then some!
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lindasea Premium
Oh my goodness, Kari. That is so kind of you. I don't know about amazing...really, just doing what I feel is necessary and not always as well as I'd like. Darn, I'm not perfect "-) Awh well!

You have quite a solid foundation under you my new friend. Together we will find the way to bring this all to fruition.
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tclough Premium
Thank you for following me back Linda. I look forward to getting to know you here on WA and to hearing about your great successes in life.
Tom
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lindasea Premium
You are very much appreciated!
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Alfredo73 Premium
Linda! Thank you so much for the follow. It's my pleasure to have you in my network. I hope everything is going great for you and I wish you the best! I'll be looking forward working together. Again thank you!
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome, Alfredo. I look forward too, as we strive to buoy one another up, maybe some days keep our noses above water, and have a way to keep our families afloat in a busy and chaotic world.

Linda
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Alfredo73 Premium
I agree with you Linda, and I will continue to be with you all, no matter what!
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PJonline Premium
Hi Linda. When life throws a curve ball, just keep swinging! I love your attitude!
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lindasea Premium
Thank you PJ. That's one thing that has always been true of me. I am just not a quitter, therein the "keep swinging" attitude. "-)

Keep at this and we can support one another's growth. "-)
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JasonGB Premium
Hey Linda
I'm back on air. What would you know? NZ telecom decided to do a weekend upgrade of services on Nelson mall borough region over weekend. But am now wifi ready. All good here. Humbled. Loved and feeling grateful but maybe I'm a selfish man.. I miss london; God knows why. And miss being able to sit at the lake in the park with my memories and my loves favorite spot. This is going to be a long hard journey. Looking good for work. Need to keep my brain occupied. Too much time to think is not a great thing. Sending love. Xxx
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lindasea Premium
Hey there, back at ya' my dear friend!

Sent you a PM to make sure I have closed the loop, and checked on my email too.

GREATnews! That you are wifi ready is good and will make sure that you are indeed able to stay busy. When my mother, whom I cherised passed away it took me two solid years to muddle through the depression over her loss. And what I have found is we never really ever stop hurting when we go back to those feelings, they just somehow become less predominant, less able to suck the life out of our day, our thoughts, our emotions.

You already have a leg up on your "long hard journey". And while we have all read it and heard it, been told it, time does facilitate healing. Here is a quote I found the other day that had resonated with me. I saved it for you because I thought it might also resonate with you.

Sending love and appreciation back to you across these many miles now... and smiles....yes because a smile will lighten your heart! "-)
"-) "-) "-) "-)
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SheliaDunn Premium
Thanks for your inspiration Lindasea and thanks for the follow!
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome!
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Sufficient Premium
Thanks for the follow my WA friend!
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lindasea Premium
You are most welcome! it is a pleasure to meet you and to become a part of your network. Together we will accomplish much!
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WouterdeHaas Premium
Hello Linda,

Thanks for connecting. Wow, life sure has been throwing those curve balls at you, hasn't it?! Admire how you seem to keep a very positive attitude no matter what.

Your profile picture with the dolphin intrigues me. I'm sure this comes as no surprise to you but I'm big with animals and dolphins are a species I haven't gotten the chance to meet and interact with yet. Avid swimmer too so I can hardly wait until that day comes.

Best wishes,

Wouter
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lindasea Premium
I have been fascinated with dolphins since my youth. Getting to be int he water with them was a treat that cannot be matched. It is one of my dreams to live close enough to the ocean someday so that maybe n time I could actually befriend one of the remarkable animals.

To me it's like being friends with our dogs and sharing life with them. Its wonderful!

Thaks for your kind comment. I look forward to continued learning and growing together in our WA environment.
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Lady May Premium
Hey welcome it's an honor to meet you! Good luck to you. Sharon
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lindasea Premium
Thank you dropping in Sharon. I love your name here in the WA community, Lady May is so classy.

I look forward to getting to know you and see your progress as you remain a part of this remarkable education and community.

Linda
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Martintoal1 Premium
Thanks for the follow Linda,
You are a magnificent human being,
You deserve to be successful,
Keep moving forward my friend.

Martin
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lindasea Premium
This is very precious Martin.

"magnificent", eh? Not so some days, let me assure you. Overall though I have to say I am blessed to have mostly good health and the heart to keep up with my grandchildren. Even on days when I feel very sad because I can't seem to get the 18-year-old to embrace finishing school, (he only has 3 1/2 credits left to graduate), and the depression that surfaces for the 14 year old all in the midst of caring for our special needs 6-year-old.

Each day is a new beginning, and so we just keep working on it. I loved you last post and copied it for my grandson (18) so when he finally wakes up today, maybe he will consider your words of wisdom.

Thank you for your wonderful inspiring openness and sharing with us all here, and now with me. You are a gem!

Linda
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Martintoal1 Premium
Thanks again for your kind words
Keep moving forward my friend
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lindasea Premium
Yes...it is the only way. I look forward to how you too are able to keep this momentum. Many smiles across the miles.
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petepadilla1 Premium
thanks for the following lindasea
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome. I look forward to what you will be creating as you embrace the lessons and related tasks. its exciting.
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GeorgeEkman Premium
Very good attitude Linda, we all have our challenges but that is no reason to give up. All the best
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lindasea Premium
This is certainly my experience. I find that anyone I meet has something on their plate that may be giving them a 'run for their money'. I agree, no matter what the challenge, giving up is not an option.

Thank you for dropping by and choosing to follow me. I appreciate it.

Linda
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DebSa Premium
Hi Linda and thank you for adding me to your network.
Bestwishes for continued success.
Debby
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lindasea Premium
Thank you for coming to check in with me here. Lots to learn but in time you are going to be so delighted with what you create. Keep at it, its worth it.

Linda
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Martstervt Premium
Hi Linda, Thanks for following, I'm following back. Nice to meet you.

Best wishes,
Marty
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome. I enjoyed and appreciated your share this morning, the blog about Down Syndrome Week. Hope things are going well for you here.

Linda
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Martstervt Premium
Things are going well but not without the occasional hitch.

My last blog" was a blog I did on what WA has done for me and I had 10 points. It all disapeared and no explanation as of yet. 4 support tickets and a PM to Kyle on a holiday weekend.

That made it hard to get inspired until the Down Syndrome topic
came along and helps to get beyond the problems.

Marty::))
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lindasea Premium
Yes, I have found that life is full of glitches. Best we can do is the best we can do. Makes no sense that the blog on what WA has done for you would disappear. It will get sorted out. I'm guessing there is allot on their plates after a long weekend.

I will keep my eyes on the lookout for what you creatively generate and bubble to the surface now. "-)

Linda
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Happygirl48 Premium
Hi Linda it’s nice to meet you. TY for the follow! I'm following you too now. I read your profile, you truly are an inspiration. You have accomplished so much since you've been here. I will be reading your Blogs and checking out your website in the morning.
I’m sure you’re well versed in how WA works by now and are on the road to success, I've seen it. We all learn something new every day and that’s a good thing, don’t you agree? Please feel free to ask me a question, I'm here to help! I look forward to following you and wish you the Best in your Quest. Keep Smiling. Sharon
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chcol22 Premium
Hey Linda, thank you for your kind words! Scuba diving sounds like such a fun and exciting experience! I can see you have been a blessing not only to your family but to others around you as well!

Wishing you much love and happiness :)
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lindasea Premium
You are so kind. I thought I had responded to your precious comment and nooooo, I just discovered I hadn't at all. Thank you for your sweet words, they are sweet to this heart that is sometimes boggled with stuff as we keep our head afloat on my limited income. No worries, in time and with effort this is going to change.

Sending back at ya' all that love and hope for happiness in your life!!!

Linda
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JohnDen Premium
Thanks for following me back, good luck with your endeavors here at wa.
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cblackston Premium
Amazing profile Linda, You are a strong and blessed lady.
All the best to you and yours!
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lindasea Premium
How precious of you, Chris. I just feel I am doing what is necessary and appropriate. It will be so nice to see my little website start to have enough traffic that I will have a bit of income from it to not always be in work mode. I would love to travel a bit with my grandkids and show them the wonders of other places and other people. it expands one's horizon like nothing else does.

Thank you for dropping in to say hi and to share your very kind words of encouragement.

Linda
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fritz11 Premium
Thank you for your comment and following me. I look forward to hearing back from you as to how it is going.
I know everything will work out for the best.
Good Luck.
Lora
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fritz11 Premium
Linda,
I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. How blessed you are to have your granddaughter and to able to watch her grow up. . You sound like a strong Lady with lots of challenges.
You also are inspiring for others and shows us that anything is possible if we have a will.
Good luck on your journey with WA and a rewarding life for you and your granddaughter.
God bless you.
Lora
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lindasea Premium
I am up to get some writing done and found your lovely comment. Thank you for your kind words.

I do agree it is a blessing to have my precious and precocious granddaughter to raise. Her older sister and brother are here too and for them, having lost both of their parents things have been pretty tough. One day they will look back and hopefully realize we were and are just doing the best we can. And one day their terrible losses will be less hurtful so that it doesn't keep harming their future welfare.

I appreciate having you a part of my WA network! Thank you for dropping by.

Linda
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tosh66 Premium
hi Linda, thank you for following me, its lovely to meet you and thank you for the comment on my profile page.
best wishes to you and your success
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome!
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Zorg100 Premium
Linda! Thanks for your motivating comments, you are truly a great member and you understand what you are doing! Hope to stay in contact with you :)
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lindasea Premium
Thank you! I will keep my eyes out for you and what you are creating.
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SocEnt Premium
You have a very inspiring story that you have chosen to share with others. It seems you have a powerful "why" behind why you have started a business. It definitely helps to have a good reason behind the motivation if you're having a challenging day because it keeps moving you forward. I'm certain you will reach your traveling goals, but wish you luck in your journey anyway :)
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SkipWhitten Premium
Hi Linda,
Nice to meet you and thanks for the follow!! I wish you much suggest on WA!!!
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EricBray Premium
Hi Linda, Thanks for the follow and thanks for the messages. You really brightened my day and my enthusiasm. Wishing you more success and more beautiful days in the ocean. Regards, Eric
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome, Eric. It makes my day to know I have brightened yours! Now we can reach out and be in tune with how things are going as you develop your online presence. I am still new at developing my site, but it is up and running and I have finished my certification lessons so I could potentially be a resource.

Holler if you feel stuck. No need for that, not ever in this community. "-) Linda
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SuzQ Premium
Hi Linda, Thanks for adding me to your network. Will add you too. You have an admirable attitude facing challenges and adversity! Fantastic site name, will check it out for personal family needs. Hit that curve ball out of the park!!
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lindasea Premium
Lovely Sue, just lovely, and oh so kind of you! Let's both do just that, stay get to the plate and keep swinging until the ball is out of the park. Now how cool would that be!

Let me know what you think of my site when you are able to drop over to it. Feedback helps me be sure I am keeping it real for the folks I hope will find value there for themselves and their 'special' people.

Linda
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betterjuicy Premium
Hey Linda, what a pleasure meeting you! You are an inspiration and I personally have a lot to learn from you. I look forward to connecting with you here at WA. Keep going and never look back...
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lindasea Premium
Yes, Juicy! Keep going and never look back is the right attitude. I love saying our attitude determines our altitude (I forget who said this) but it is so, so true.

Linda
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Pa3k Premium
Hi Linda, thanks for the follow. Your life-story is really touching. May God journey with you so that there will be more happy years with your grand children. I also want to wish you great success on life's journey. :-)
Much love.
Patrick
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lindasea Premium
Thank you for dropping in. This is a remarkable community. It takes time, diligence and perseverance to bring a creation into existence.

I appreciate your time and your follow.

Linda
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Pa3k Premium
Hi Linda, you're welcome. :-)
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BushiAntz Premium
Thanks Linda for the support you gave me today, it means a lot.
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome, my new friend! "-)
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dickw Premium
Hi again,
Thanks for the follow, back at you. I admire you for what you do. We have a grandaughter for 10 hours a day. But we get a litttle break when Daddy picks her up. You carry the whole bag o' potatoes. Wow!
Eye of the tiger, girl....Dick
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lindasea Premium
Yes...sometimes it is. Thanks so very much for the smile this brought. "-) Gotta' love those grandbabies in our lives. Life is hard for so many families in these times we live so your granddaughter is blessed to have you for those 10 hours. SO much better than a day care, they pick up so much and often not good stuff from these places.

Linda
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Dmorrow Premium
Hi Linda. Thanks for the follow. I'm following back and praying for your success through WA. Special needs children are special indeed and it takes a very special person to care for them. I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. No parent should ever have to bear that pain. I haven't checked out your site yet, but I will.

Blessings to you and your family,

Debby
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3dandelions Premium
Hi, Linda.

After "meeting" you on Jason's post, I thought I would come over and officially introduce myself.
And I am, yet again, struck.
With my heart aching and reaching out...
Because I too, know the loss of a child.
And I am so very heartbroken to say, yes, I know that too.
But my heart is also joyful.
In the love and care you exude.
For loss, does often create profound joy in what is around us, does it not?

Yep. Jason was right. Bloody Superstar!
xoxo
Emily
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RobinTheresa Premium
Hi Lindasea, I haven't updated my blog page in a long time. And so much more has happened since I wrote that. But I am back and getting into this once again. I decided to complete the bootcamp training and start promoting WA. I am figuring that will get things moving for me and then I can again focus on my first website. Besides I really do like it here and they have all helped me so much.

I am so sorry about your daughter while that is very painful it is nice to be able to take care of your grandchildren for her. Although your life seems so full, it seems as if it is filled with happiness also. Keep up the great work at home and with your blog. Thanks for stopping by. Robin
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lindasea Premium
Thank you Robin Theresa! The kindness and insight are most appreciated. Now that you are back in the saddle you are going to do fine. This takes time, but what we are learning is remarkable and empowering.

I look forward to what you will creatively bubble to the surface.

Linda
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allchristie Premium
A full life and living with passion. I am following to be inspired by your determination. I am currently reading your site on clean water to see where my involvement might lie.. Larry
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lindasea Premium
How precious, Larry. Went to the flowers and got lost. Lovely! I will be stopping in to visit as soon as i can. Have to take a teen to court to show him the ropes of dealing with a citation that shouldn't have been written, he had the insurance card in the truck, (on oversight by the police officer I expect).

Life....always something to juggle, right. I hope your day is stupendous and filled with many smiles!

Linda
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Rodwell Premium
Thank goodness for people such as you Linda, to pick up the reins and take over where circumstances have been challenging. I wish you all the best in achieving your goals.
Take care,
Tony
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SarahAnt Premium
Linda. Thanks for writing on my profile and connecting with me.

I'm so sorry for your loss of your daughter. You are doing an amazing job with your grandchildren! I'm about to head out with my daughter for a play. I will take a look at your website later today!

Wishing you the best of success in everything you do!

Sarah
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SarahAnt Premium
Ps left a comment on your site - and NOW I'm heading out the door....! :)
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lindasea Premium
Thanks for taking time to visit my site. I intend to do the same for you, have just been struggling to get a post up for lesson 7 in Course 5. I am getting so close to completing the Certification program and anxious to finish the last few tasks and see what comes of Kyle's direction.

I will come back to see your work soon.

Linda
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SarahAnt Premium
No worries! I'm happy to comment on your site. It's a wonderful topic!
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suetay Premium
Hello Linda, thank you for the follow.
I'm honored to be added into your network. :)
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Tarbiyan Premium
Dear Linda,
Thanks a lot for following me. It's nice to meet you and I wish you great success here in WA. If there will be something I can support - I am always ready to help you.
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badierjf Premium
Hi Lindasea nice to meet you there and thanks for the following.
all the best from Paris
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lindasea Premium
Thanks for getting back to me. Across the many miles...sending many smiles. "-)

Linda
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badierjf Premium
thank U have a great day!!
JF
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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kudaonline Premium
Swimming with the dolphins i like that . thanks for the follow
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome. I am just checking back in after reading through your profile and the "pissed" blog for a bit ago. I like getting to know our members by reading what I can when I stop by to get to know them.

You have passion for what you are doing here. This will indeed serve you well. I am very happy for you, that you found this community that has so much potential to facilitate our growth.

Linda
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hostelgirl Premium
Just looked at your website. I think you can build a good base of people looking for trustworthy information. Your site looks professional and the visuals are spot on with what your niche theme.is. Well done.x
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lindasea Premium
Thank YOU! It's always good to hear that my approach is working.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Left some direction on the comment thread page. I find your site interesting and am now following you. Keep in touch. If you have a chance would you please take a look at my latest page http://fantasy-sci-fi-vision.com/genera-of-fantasy/damn-fine-superheroes. I love getting lots of points of view.
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lindasea Premium
Yes, Helen I most certainly will, was planning to after I get this post I am working on completed and live.

Thanks for dropping in here with a link so I can find you more easily.

Linda
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lindasea Premium
Finally was able to drop in to yur site for a visit. What a fascinating subject you have chosen. It is indeed lovely to be engrossed in a good story, one that can take us away from the everyday stuff.

I left you a comment.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
And especially get engrossed in this area of stories as it is real escapism! Thanks for commenting. I will pop in whenever I have time and look at your site.
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lindasea Premium
Thank You Helen. I will keep yours in mind to do the same too.
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NickelSEO Premium
Thank's for adding me Lindasea! I posted on your website! I love what you're doing for the special needs community!

Benjamin
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lindasea Premium
Thank YOU, Benjamin. I'm always encouraged when others drop into my site and find I am creating something of value to others. I remember from your profile that you taught high school for special needs students. That was probably a difficult but fulfilling job.

Hope to see more and more of what you create going forward.

Linda
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SamiWilliams Premium
Thank you for adding me to your network. i know that the commitment you have for all parts of your life keep you going forward. I know that you have a lot to share.
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lindasea Premium
How precious of you to say. Thank you for these kind words and acknowledgement.
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stephhill Premium
Hi Linda. I am sorry for the loss of your daughter. What an awesome grandmother the kids have though. I also have a special needs child, so I know what that is like. I think wanting to travel more with the grand kids is a great reason to be at WA.
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lindasea Premium
Hello Stephanie!

Just want you to know that I appreciate the time your took about a month ago to drop in here and leave me this kind message.

I have been buried under a legal battle that has consumed most of my waking hours preparing to go to court and finding legal representation and then just plan exhausted from all of the stress related to it all. My goodness I must have put on well over 10 pounds in these past two months...UGGG.

Thankfully, one of the struggles is now in the hands of the judge for his decision so I will have to accept his decision. How I hope and pray he will use his insight and rule in my favor for now as the next legal battle in front of me is related to this one.

Enough! Onward and upward. I am going to try to pick up the reigns now and get back into my saddle with my WA lessons and my website. I've got a couple of critically important posts I need to get composed. Back the the drawing board, as they say.

Linda
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stephhill Premium
Hi Linda!

Oh My Gosh! I will pray the judge rules in your favor. I have been down the road of dealing with court systems before and so I know what it must be like. Keep me posted.

Stephanie
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Rochelle1 Premium
Hello Linda: Thanks for the follow, following you now. Very nice to meet you. I wish you the best here at WA with anything else that you do!
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lindasea Premium
Thank you Rochelle! I'm buried under an avalanche of legal stuff involving one of my kids. Wishing I could have my activity more solid in my website.

I want you to know I appreciate you dropping by to say hi and thanking me for my follow! We will both do this, with time and perseverance!

Linda
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BreannaF Premium
Thank you Linda for following me back
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marwil Premium
Top 200 is a wonderful achievement... you must give a lot to the community and for that I thank you. :-)
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lindasea Premium
Thank you. so kind of you to drop in and say so. I am having a bad time constraint month with legal issues surrounding my 14 year old. So sad. I hope to get back into the swing of things as soon as I can get this water under the bridge.

Still I drop in to see how folks are doing and if I have any questions. I know how important it is to find those answers when you have the time to do the lessons.

Keep at this, Marilyn. In time you are going to bubble great things to the surface.

Linda
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marwil Premium
Oh times are busy for you... as usual by the sounds of things! thank you for still caring in the midst of it all and I trust you'll receive a good outcome. Thank you.
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lindasea Premium
Your kindness is appreciated.
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GaryHorton Premium
Thanks for the follow! All the best...Gary
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Qcalvert Premium
Thanks for following me Linda! Love your website!
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lindasea Premium
Its always so great to hear that someone has taken time to visit my website. Great to hear that you "love" it. I am still working to bring it traffic and to correctly monetize it in a way that honors what the mission of my site is.

I look forward to your creations too. Thanks much for the follow!
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EmWebster Premium
Hello Linda, Thank you for following back. My heart goes out to you, my sister suffered the loss of my neice 15 years ago and raised my great nephew on her own. I wish you the best in achieving your goals here at WA.
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lindasea Premium
What a great heart your sister must have. How I hope the last 15 years were filled with love and appreciation for the many sacrifices I know she has made for her great nephew.

And thank for the words of encouragement.
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LifeCreator Premium
I have several projects on Institut for Information System and Computers Systems in Your Them Ergonomy.... Are You interested in ....
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lindasea Premium
Not at this time. Buried under time constraints with the kids and juggling work in my website.
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LifeCreator Premium
OK, Organize Your Time management System, Good Luck
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bsmith1222 Premium
Hello Linda and thanks for the follow. May God Bless you for your never ending work of caring!
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lindasea Premium
Thank you Brian for these kind words. Just doing what needs to be done where my kids are concerned and trying to 'keep it real and appropriate here in our WA community. I feel strongly that a person deserves a personal touch if they are to encouraged by something I might say. You have done this here for me...thank you.

By the way...I really enjoyed your profile pics. It is apparent that there are tender feelings shared between you and the lovely lady in the other one you have shared with us. I hope your smiles can remain a part of your lives for a very long time.

Linda
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bsmith1222 Premium
Thank you for your kind comments as they are much appreciated.
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jriz9 Premium
Thank you so much for your kind words. People like you make the world a better place. I appreciate the follow and i wish you the best always.I'm sorry to read some of the things that have happened in your life but it sounds like your a wonderful, well grounded person. i hope to be speaking with you again!
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lindasea Premium
Oh, Jordan, you are so kind to respond with such a lovely sincere comment to me here. I am just doing what has been necessary. There was NO way I was going to have my grandkids in foster care. I have to say it hasn't always been easy. The 18 year old has been so stuck and even tells me he just doesn't feel ready for this adult world, even afraid of it. If he wouldn't resist my coaching it wouldn't be so hard, but both he and his sister, having lost their day in 2003 and then mom in 2010 have had some terrible anger and depression to work through.

In time we will make it through it all.

So....nothing special about me, just doing what I need to be doing.

I truly hope you will get your foundation well set here. Such an amazing opportunity, right?

Keep smiling...its oh so good for the heart. "-)

Linda
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AnteroM Premium
Thanks for the follow, nice to meet you. Best wishes!!!
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LanceCO Premium
Hi Linda,
Thank you for the follow. I appreciate it. Hope you are having a fabulous 2015 so far.
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lindasea Premium
So far so good....discovered one of my posts was on Google's first page and THAT was awesome encouragement.

Stick with this. You will see that in time it works...it just does!
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albertculmer Premium
Hi Linda and welcome to WA you are a wonderful person.
Thanks for following me.

There are plenty of ways to encourage yourself to stay on track—either by keeping your goals front and center while you work towards them, or by adopting a system like "Don't Break the Chain" so you can visualize your progress and stick to it. Instead, make those goals public. Share them with your friends and family, and share your progress towards your goals with them. Have a blessed day
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lindasea Premium
Hi Albert...Guess what? Today because you chose to follow me, you have become my 1000 person to follow me back. OH MY GOODNESS, friend. I don't know about you but that is a mighty nice milestone to have reached within our community.

THANK YOU for your vote of confidence in following me back, for being a part of my network and for your kind and encouraging words. I like the concept of "Don't Break the Chain".

I did however, put up a WA blog recently on another milestone and benchmark reached. It is my blog: Maybe you already saw it and possibly read it.

So much to learn and do here, but all the time is time well spent!

Thanks for bringing a smile to me today! it was so exciting after having a dip in activity this afternoon to find I hit 1K with your follow.

"-) Linda "-)
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albertculmer Premium
Also Happy New Year lindasea . And may your cup run over with love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. May your family receive this through the whole year. God Bless You And Your Whole Family. God is good all the time. And all the time God is good.
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lindasea Premium
Thank you Albert! You have a kind and loving soul that shines through your words of encouragement.
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olivingstone Premium
Hi Linda and welcome to WA. I can't believe that you only joined in Dec, your site looks fab! I will definitely return when I have more time as I find it engaging and relevant. Your story is so sad and yet so inspiring - I don't know how you do it but as my mother says - "you just get on with it". I guess that's what you are doing.
I wish you every success and so much happiness and good health.
Olive
p.s. I love scuba diving too.
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lindasea Premium
Hi there Olive,

Sorry I haven't responded until now! It may not have been as apparent as it should've been but it has been a little over a year now that I started this journey. It takes me time to get through the lessons and get posts written so things have been moving slowly, After getting some great traction initially in April of last year a family member started their battle with cancer and it was imperative I be a part of their support system.

Such is life. I started things back up again in greater earnest in September, had allot to freshen up and update, but I am happy that I have been able to keep some momentum since then.

I REALLY appreciate your kind words of encouragement, just the same. It is very good to hear that you found my site to be engaging and relevant. Really good to hear as that is what i am hoping to accomplish and in time capture an audience.

And oh, yes to the scuba diving. Want to get my tush out for some walks and work on my health so I can get back to some diving and the ocean. Will have to see how all that pans out as my dear little one and I are attached at the hip. "-)

Linda
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olivingstone Premium
I miss-read the date Linda and thought you only joined. Either way, you site is great. I left you a comment and thank you for taking the time to leave one for me.

I need to try to crack on with lessons too, I keep getting side-tracked or being called to do other things.

I totally understand that your little one is attached at the hip. My little brother was handicapped and he was never out of my mum's arms. When he was in bed, she said that her arms were aching for him - she was so used to him being there :)

Best wishes.

Olive
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lindasea Premium
Good Morning, Olive! Love hearing I'm not the only one who has their special needs child so close it is as though we are one. I feel so much like your Mum.

Have a wonderful day with a good outcome for your site.

Linda
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olivingstone Premium
Thanks Linda. I hope you will have a great day too. It's dinner time here and only 2.5 hrs till the children go to bed and then I will relax. No WA tonight, I am going to chill with my hubby.
Speak soon. Olive
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lindasea Premium
Wonderfu! Chilling with your husband is time well spent and precious, have a lovely evening! "-)

Linda
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JFergus Premium
Oh - is that a premium WP theme that you paid for? Its really cool. I am so impressed that you did that yourself.
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lindasea Premium
No...one of the free ones. It is Asteria Lite and the paid for one wasn't so bad, I think it was $40.00. Just haven't purchased it yet, kind of wanting to get all my mileage out of this one.

I sure do appreciate your feedback. Good to know the site is coming across well.

"-) Linda
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JFergus Premium
Hi Linda - I am inspired by your profile and website. Did you design that all by yourself? It looks awesome. I have a special needs daughter that is very time consuming, so I can understand your struggles. There need to be more help out there for the caregivers. You do a great job. I will continue to follow your progress. High regards, Joan
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lindasea Premium
Hi Joan,

I did leave you a comment on your WA Webspace/Profile. I certainly appreciate you kinds and very encouraging comment here. With all of the excellent training we receive, yes I was able to design my website with not one ounce of previous experience in doing something like this.

THAT is powerfully good stuff!!!

I hope you are doing well. Just take it a step at a time, do the lessons as being in action is what keeps you moving forward and you learn so much by doing the tasks.

Keep smiling too, its oh so good for the heart!

Linda
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JFergus Premium
Hi Linda - thanks for the reply and words of encouragement. I have a hard time keeping up with all the comments, etc. I find that takes alot of time. How do you manage it?
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You're an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
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lindasea Premium
Thank you Stephen. You are so kind. Just doing what needs to be done. I figure you know that routine. See me smiling? "-)
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Sophied73 Premium
Wow you sound like an amazing lady. I feel very inspired by your story. I hope you've found time to pursue your goals with WA as well as caring for your grandchildren.
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lindasea Premium
Its a juggling act and sometimes I am frustrated that I can't bring a post out because I'm locked in with kids and their needs. We have counseling appointments and doctor appointments around the older children, and therapists for Shilo....its a juggling act.

Thank goodness I still have a relatively good health status. Which is something else I'd like to improve on...hardly ever get out for a walk and me and my 10 year old dog both need them. "-)

Thank you very much for your kind words. I stopped into your profile and left a comment there, too.

Linda
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Sophied73 Premium
It sounds very full on your life but I'm sure extremely rewarding too. I think as busy women we sometimes forget about ourselves. I rarely find time for me-time but am trying to make a conscious effort. WA may be just what I need!
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lindasea Premium
Ah yes! You hit that one on the proverbial nail head. We both could benefit from scheduling in our "me-time". See this post from Marie. She had a good suggestion on how to accomplish this.

Its in her website. I had gone over to look and leave a comment and found some gems. http://thestressfreemom.com

Stay well!
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Sophied73 Premium
Excellent will check that site out. Thanks Linda!
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lindasea Premium
You're welcome! '-)
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LTran Premium
Thank for the follow. Hope you are doing great with WA.
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lindasea Premium
Thank you, Lina for tagging me back. I'm gradually gaining traction with my niche site. It is slower than what I was hoping for but, in the big picture that probably isn't such a bad thing because i'm still learning so much.

The good thing is that many of my pages are ranking on page 5 and 6 of Google and I even have one that is on Page 1 and Position 5. Now that is oh so encouraging!
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LTran Premium
thats awesome. how did you do it?
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lindasea Premium
You know what's crazy about this discovery? I had been wondering what was going on with my site, had NO idea if it was ranking but knew from my Webmasters in Google and Bing that I was getting some traffic.

Because I invested in Jaaxy about a month ago I followed the tutorial from Kyle on some of its features and discovered the "Site Rank" feature. It was in that tool that I have discovered I am indeed ranking. A couple of the Ambassadors here left me a comment that they felt it was the first of many to come. Now if that isn't cool encouragement then what is, right?

The main point to leave you with is that I have just been doing the lessons and writing as much content as my schedule will allow. The lessons move us in that direction. It will do the same for you! "-)

Linda
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LTran Premium
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)
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alipope Premium
Dear Linda, I felt very moved by your bio and just have to say I am so sorry you lost your daughter, heartbreaking. Having Grandchildren is such a blessing (I am also looking forward to those days, having two sons of my own). I have heard so many times that success in this 'world', industry, etc comes from knowing your 'why' and having clearly defined motivation, which is apparent from your profile. You are an inspiration and I wish you all the best with your journey and there is no doubt in my mind that you will make your dreams come true for your grandchildren. Very best wishes. Ali
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lindasea Premium
Hello Alison. How dear of you to offer support and share in your own way in my loss. Thank you for that.

Yes I definitely have my "why". I am looking forward to how your journey will flesh out...its so marvelous to be able to look forward to grandchildren and one day I hope you will share a few pics of you holding them in your arms. Its an awesome feeling!

Your encouraging words about my accomplishing my goals here are very much appreciated, Ali. I will carry your lovely thoughts with me now as part of my growth and a foundation that keeps my head up.

Linda
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alipope Premium
You whole heartedly deserve everything you strive for, clearly such a lovely heart. I wish you every success and look forward to our paths crossing in this journey :) (oh, and you have made me feel even more excited about grandchildren, even though my boys are not quite there yet!... give it another 5 or so years, they are 19 and 17 :), not that I am wishing any days away :) best wishes , Ali
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lindasea Premium
My heart is warmed by your tenderness. Thank you!
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KeithBunge Premium
I see that the travel opportunity from your job has been what many people dream about. Being able to travel is a goal that many aspire to make a reality. I am retired and have not got the income to do much. But this opportunity with WA guides you step by step to any goal you set.
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lindasea Premium
Yes indeed, Keith. I have been very blessed in many ways along life's path.

What I see happening for you and I both, is the opportunity to create an income that will allow us to reach out and in this time of retirement, fill our days with moments filled with memories.

Thank you for taking time to come by and read my profile to get to know me a bit.

Linda
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jim416 Premium
Hi! Lindasea Thanks again for the support you have been giving me.
I wish all the best for you,your family and your business. Well my website is now active.
http://tastygourmetbakedtreats.com/about-me
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lindasea Premium
Cool. I will step into it in a little bit. Being a taxi for kids this morning, every morning...off to school for them then a bit of focus time for me. Linda
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lindasea Premium
Oh yes...what a fun way to engage folks and entice them into reading further. I like the hungry Maack, Zack, Jack and Ethel playfulness in the first page you have put up.

Good start! Now its onward and upward....colorful pics of delightful foods you will be sharing, recipes, an entertaining post about entertaining, the sky is the limit and of course that means there is virtually no limit, right?

Linda
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jim416 Premium
You have given me much motivation my friend. Like you say
no limit is what I am aiming for. I hope we both will be on that
spaceship that never runs out of fuel,together. Thanks a lot
Lindasea.
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jim416 Premium
Yes! take care of those kids. We never know someday they may
be here running there own businesses. Keep up the good
everything Lindasea.
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lindasea Premium
Love this...see me smiling? "-)
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grampamike Premium
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for following me. I’m pretty impressed with WA training and I think we will find a gold mine of information. Hmmm, seems like geniuses like us tend to gather in the same place (lol). Anyway, here’s wishing you all my best for your success with online marketing. Scuba diving ??? I always had an attraction to that but not the opportunity. Always thought there was much peace and serenity under water. Take care … GrampaMike
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lindasea Premium
Hey there, Mike. So glad our paths have crossed. And thank you very much for your follow. You are going to continue to find so many resources that even after you have completed the primary training program you can go on and on. Just look at the list of Jay/magistudios trainings. Oh my goodness!

here is a blog from Nathaniell that lists a bunch of internal training presented by members. We won't run out of things to learn for some time.

The Training in WA You've Never Heard Of

So here we GOOOOOOOOOO! "-)
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grampamike Premium
Hey thank you for the tip ... GrampaMike
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bredfern Premium
I admire all that you are doing! I can't wait to see you succeed! It is hard to keep going when life gets crazy. I always remind myself that even if I only have 5 minutes, those 5 minutes get me a step closer to where I want to be.
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lindasea Premium
Thank you for your kind words. I so agree, even if its just five minutes, five here, five there well it does move us in the right direction.
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balado Premium
Hi Lindasea
Thank you for following me, I am just trying to catch up with all the nice people that are following me after being sick for the last week. Like yourself I have a nice family around me and lucky enough to have two of my grandchildren around me which is really great.
I wish you all the success in the world. I am hoping to start on my web site in the next couple of days,
Geoff
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lindasea Premium
Hello Geoff! That's awesome. I totally understand busy! Find your pace here, be as methodical as you are able, and plug through the lessons and tasks. The related task have you building your website and you are going to be so surprised at what you can accomplish.

Linda
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LOVE you profile and I think more than anyone else I've read on so far, I want to see you succeed!! I hope you've had increasing success and I would love to hear about it. Blessings!
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lindasea Premium
Hello Shelley!

Thank you so much for your kind response. I keep plugging away at this as I know in time its going to work, I have watched so many succeed here by following the lessons.

I am moving much more slowly than I want to. Its been pretty frustrating that I don't have more time to accomplish what I set out to do. Part of the problem is that I chose a niche where, in order to be providing a reliable resource through my blogs, I have to do the foundational research, I don't want opinions, just the facts.

It can take me a couple of days from start to finish to write and then move over my blog's narrative to Wordpress and get the images in and organize it with the headers and all.

But when I am done, I am usually pretty happy with what was created and I do believe I am providing value.

I'm guessing that I'm right on the cusp of beginning to get some income. I had to take a sabbatical of sorts to help my sister and brother in law after he was diagnosed with cancer. I don't think his battle is entirely over yet but the initial battle is over and healing has begun.

That was six months of hardly anything happening in my site and I KNOW that has allot to do with my stall.

I'm going to be looking for what you will be creating as I saw in your profile allot of great opportunity there. So bubble away friend and bubble to the surface of your life your greatness.

Linda
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PaulOsborne Premium
Thanks for the connection Lindasea. Wishing you massive success. Paul
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lindasea Premium
Hi Paul. While I'm not Jordie, the Jordie who is here is awesome.

Nevertheless if you have tagged me I will return the favor. its good to keep our doors open. "-)

Linda
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PaulOsborne Premium
So sorry Linda, I was replying to two messages at once, and you know what us guys are like at multi-tasking.

I did correct after I sent, but you were lightening quick.

its a pleasure to be connected with you

Paul
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GrahamS Premium
Hi There Lindasea...Thanks for connecting...Wishing you lots of success and travel to come...All the best Graham & Pat
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lindasea Premium
Thanks. We, all three, have allot going for us with all that we are and have been in before WA and now that we have found this educational forum. I am hopeful you will see success from your hard work. No reason to think otherwise.
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sofieanderin Premium
Linda thanks for the follow and I am sending you my sympathies in the loss of your daughter. I applaude your motivation and reasons for doing what you do, you are sure to succede her at WA.
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lindasea Premium
I had found you through a comment you left another and grabbed the follow button before I had time to visit your profile. Done now and so glad I have! So good to meet you and grateful for your kind words.

Linda
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hectoroliver Premium
Hi Linda, thanks for the follow and good luck,
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lindasea Premium
You too! I am confident you are going to find all the resources you need here. This will be fun to watch and support each other's growth.

Linda
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westcoaster Premium
All the best to you for great success. Let's keep in touch and share.
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lindasea Premium
Indeed. It is possible to create amazing things here. Keeping at it, finding your rhythm, is going to give you a good foundation for finding some of that extra income.
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DaveSum Premium
Hi Linda thanks for the follow, its good to meet you. It sounds like you have your hands full, but you're blessed. Best of luck to you with WA! Dave
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lindasea Premium
Every day is a juggling act. But I have just finished another blog post to my site and one I wanted to be sure was accurate so it took me three days to do. Its life.

Thank you for your kind support.

Linda
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oggy1968 Premium
G'day Linda thank you for your follow and may all your dreams and goals become your successes on your journey
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lindasea Premium
Nicely put...What a year will bring will be amazing I'm sure.
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Larry_T Premium
Hi Linda, did my share of scuba diving in my past life ha..ha. Also because I worked in the power industry. I delt with. Cal OSHA. You folks don't get enough credit for what you do


Thanks for following me and good luck with your website+
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lindasea Premium
Thank you Larry! I appreciate the kind words.

its going to be fun watching and supporting each other as we build our websites.

Linda
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GARYPICK Premium
Thank you for following!
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LCJohn Premium
Thank you for the follow. Sorry for the late message, I have been tied up with work and building several new sites. I hope to get back on here a bit more when my work load lightens up.
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lindasea Premium
its very understandable. I'm still plugging through at the Course 4 level. But I really appreciated the contributions you have made already so when you are able to you will be back and that is all good. "-)

Linda
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vicky29714 Premium
Thank you for the following! How is everything going with your website? Wish you the best!
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lindasea Premium
I like the feel of my website and I have made some progress. I seem to be struggling with writing enough, and not because of lack of material or plans, its finding the time around the family's needs. But then this is why i am here as I know in time it will be more maintenance and writing and not so much in the classroom. "-)

We each have something we are juggling. I have to go back and try and get committments for affiliates now...That is a big piece missing in what I have generated so far.

Thanks for asking. Putting it down on virtual paper makes it easier to see where to go next.
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laminar Premium
Indeed there nothingis much stronger than a brave mother ,you are the proof ,you made me stronger ,sorry for your loss,I wish you and your grandchildren all the best ,
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lindasea Premium
Hello sweet Lamia,

This is so kind of you and I very much appreciate that you see me as being brave. I suppose that is true...I have felt that there was nothing else to be done, these children have lived with me on and off their entire lives and I was not going to see them go into a foster home.

I send you the warmth of my Arizona home to your lovely home in Spain and lots of smiles to brighten your day.

Linda
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PaulChetwyn Premium
Hi Linda

Thanks for the follow
Paul
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lindasea Premium
Yup...I can be a bit of a space cadet, left you a message a day or so ago in your profile and forgot to hit follow. Go figure.
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PaulChetwyn Premium
No problem - I've done that a few time
thank you
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ktracey1 Premium
Hi Linda, thank you for the follow! I welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate! My name is Kathy and it's a pleasure to meet you!. You will find everything you need here to build a solid foundation for your online business. I wanted to wish you the best and I read your profile, so sorry for your loss, your Grandchildren are very lucky to have you.:}
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dhayman Premium
Thanks for the follow Linda. Hope you are doing well here at WA.
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AndyJ Premium
Thanks for the following. Ah yes, scuba diving, it's like seeing the world through a new set of eyes isn't it!

Wishing you all the best,

Andy
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lindasea Premium
How precious of you to drop in and leave this comment. Yes indeed, totally like seeing the world with a new set of eyes. And for me it is the most peaceful and calming experience as I watch my breathing and the bubbles that emit from the regulator, its a show, a dance and I am right in the middle of it.

Wow, I miss it. Gonna start working on my strength and endurance again, so when my website is serving as a financial support I can drop back into that liquid world and enjoy its splendor.

OOPs. Got me going there. Lovely day to you! See me smiling? "-)

Linda
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AndyJ Premium
All the best Linda, its great being connected with you!
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tcb2015 Premium
Love the pic of you with the gray hair... of course I would - that is my niche (http://www.silverandgrayhair.com). Hope you visit my site... still a work in progress and not online yet.

I, too, have a special needs child in my life, my grandson. I love the energy your site displays and you have my support.

Thank you for helping a novice like me along the way with WA. I see so much opportunity ahead.
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lindasea Premium
Hi Loretta!

Thank you so much for dropping in to say hi. I will indeed visit your site as soon as you publish it. Its great fun to see what others are creating as they work through the lessons and bring to light there hard work. And its thoroughly exciting to see so many succeed too.

My sense of it is that you are going to do very well here. I love the concept behind your site and so enjoyed the moment to get to know you through your bio.

While I am still a "novice" myself, I would be honored to be part of your support system so do let me know how I can help when you feel stuck.

Linda
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