Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Purpose, Purpose, Purpose

It's becoming increasingly apparent to me as time goes on (though it has been revealing itself since I was in second grade) that my purpose in life is to write. After years of halfheartedly clocking into different jobs, always writing on the side, in the background, in one of a thousand notebooks, I'm finally working for myself from home. As a freelance writer and editor, a blogger on spirituality, a minister-for-hire for weddings and speaking engagements, I don't bring in a lot of income but it is with the support of my readers that I plow through and keep doing what I do.

I follow 'The Christian Left' on Facebook and while I don't agree with everything they post, much of it resonates with me. I have seen that they have a call for donations each weekend and have struggled with whether or not I should do the same. I don't get paid for blogging, nor do I think most people should, but I feel that it can't hurt to put a donate button at the bottom of my page and let the chips fall where they may. I actually do run my writing and editing as a business, so I'm not a non-profit. I just don't make much profit, hah! Donations would be claimed as income and I pay my share of the taxes that we all do, so while you wouldn't receive a tax deduction for donating, you'd certainly be helping me put baby food on the table (and sometimes his face, shirt, bib, high chair, the table, the floor, and/or the dog.)

None of this is said to make you feel, in any way, like a donation is mandatory or that you should feel obligated. If what I write resonates with YOU, and you feel it's a worthy cause and want to make a one-time or recurring donation to A Journey of Reinvention, I will be incredibly humbled and appreciative. Should you choose not to do that, I'm still humbled and appreciative that you read this blog at all, and very thankful for each and every follower who takes the time to scan through these words that I feel so drawn to write.

If you go to www.AJourneyofReinvention.com on any given day, you'll see the donation button at the very bottom on the left if you scroll all the way down. PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted. I've also placed the button here in this post so you can click here anytime as well.

Thank you, whether you choose to donate or not, because without you, I'd just be typing to the air.

With Sincere Gratitude,
-Stephanie Jean


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