April Follower of the Month: Sherri Matthews

Sherri:

Genie, over at Espirational, recently and so very kindly invited me as a guest blogger. Very excited and honoured to do so. Thanks so much Bob and Genie!

Originally posted on Espirational:

Our follower of the month for April is Sherri Matthews who blogs at A View from my Summerhouse.  Her blog is fun, informative and she takes great pictures.  I’m sure you will want to stop by and say hello.

Three years ago I lost my job at the same time that my now 21 year-old daughter was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.  Unable to find another job offering the part-time hours that I could cope with and my daughter, who was suffering from crippling social anxiety (a common problem for ‘Aspies’), needing my help, I became not only Mum but her full-time carer. But deep inside I struggled with the rejection of being laid-off and I began to feel old and useless,  insignificant, washed-up.

As I prayed about it, one day I read this by novelist George Eliot: ‘It’s never too late to become what you might have been.’  I realised that I could use this time…

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About Sherri

Sherri discovered her true calling after losing her job while caring for her daughter with Asperger's Syndrome. Today, three years later, she is writing her first book (a memoir) and regularly publishes non-fiction stories, articles, poetry, and flash fiction on her blog. She also freelances for a variety of websites. Along the way, she been published in magazines, a poetry anthology and a 'slice of life' anthology. By sharing her journey through her writing and photography on her blog, Sherri hopes to bring a few smiles along the way, inspiring others that it is never too late to chase your writing dream.
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14 Responses to April Follower of the Month: Sherri Matthews

  1. Congrats on being the April Follower of the Month! :)

  2. Pat says:

    Congratulations, Sherri, on April Follower of the Month. It’s good to see your happy face getting out there. :-)

    • Sherri says:

      Ahh, you are a star Pat, thanks so much! Genie and her husband Bob run Espirational, a very positive, uplifting and spiritual blog. You will love it :-)

      • Pat says:

        You’re welcome, Sherri, and I’m looking forward to getting to know Genie and Bob. I’m always looking for inspiration. :-)

      • Sherri says:

        You won’t be disappointed Pat and you will be given a wonderful welcome. Thanks so much too for your lovely comment over there, you warmed my heart so much, what a kind, beautiful message to leave there, bless you my friend :-)

  3. Steven says:

    Follower of the Month? Follower of the Year, shirley? Oh wait, your name’s Sherri ;)

    Woop!

  4. Sherri says:

    HaHa!! Very clever…but I’ve been called worse…! It was lovely to be invited to write a little blog for Espirational. Woop indeed, thanks JG :-)

  5. Congrats on the well-deserved recognition, Sherri. :)

  6. Yea, Sherri! You ARE an inspiration.

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