Welcome to My Blog
Since this is my maiden blog, here’s a little history of how I decided to begin blogging.
I’ve recently took semi-early retirement after working for 38 years in the health care industry. I was fortunate to work part time . In addition to being a wife and mother, I always had another side gig or side hustle. When my girls were in school, I was very active in their school and after school activities. I also helped my husband, who is self-employed in the greenhouse business whenever needed. When our daughters went to high school and college, I expanded our horticultural business by opening a retail garden center .
Alas, after a few years, the economy went south, so we closed the garden center. By then I had caught the proverbial entrepeneurial spirit bug. So, I hopped on the Direct Sales, Independent Consultant train. Some were older, household name DS companies, but some were “ground floor” opportunities. But no matter my journey with the company, I learned valuable lessons from every one of those companies. I’m still currently a consultant for Scentsy and Java Momma.
Then, thanks to our daughters now in their twenties, we discovered Facebook and other social media platforms. We realized the impact of social media marketing on a small business. So, of course, I dove in head first, to learn more about social media for our family business and my direct sales biz. I love learning all about the social and digital marketing- I learn something new everyday. I’m sure throughout my social media blog articles, I’ll be quoting Brenda Ster and Windy Lawson of the Sassy Suite
Soooo, upon retiring from my health care job, I was thinking which ONE of my jobs to pursue further. It made me think ” why do I need to just limit to ONE” ? While cruising on social media platforms ( ahem.. researching) I found tons of mommy, travel, cooking, even how to blog, Blogs ! But to my dismay– I noticed many blog topics for my “Wise Woman” age group were very limited. Lots of blogs were all about hair, makeup and fashion for women over fifty or sixty. But, I think we’re interested in a few more topics than just those aren’t we ??
Eureka !! No, I didn’t actually say it, but I did think it ! I decided to embrace ALL of my experiences, consultantships ( is that even a word?) and jobs to write my own blog .
Corner Booth— because, remember, there’s always plenty of room for everyone– just scoot over or pull up a chair, and Collections– because we’ll have plenty of lifestyle topics for women over 50 or over 60 on the menu– even one called a la carte ! Of course, I want to inform and entertain with home decor and gardening topics, blogs about Coffee, Family and Social Media too. But, most of all I want to inspire and motivate women my age. Let them know they are still valuable. We can still do and achieve what ever we want. If you want to read stories to your grandchildren- Fantastic. But, if you want to write and publish stories for your grandchildren- We’ll cheer you on to Go For It. Recently, I saw a sign that sums up my current mantra– I’m Not Getting Older, I’m Getting BOLDER !
So, please browse my site and read my blog posts– Enjoy yourself, Be inspired and entertained. Don’t forget to sign up with your email address to become a Special Subscriber to receive my monthly newsletter. Check out the social media icons to visit the “Booth’s “ other social media platforms.
Thanks for joining me on our journey