Are We Connected Mentally?

That’s what keeps going through my mind when I find out that me and my daughter are having the same dreams.

Last night we dreamed about her death. Now I don’t know if in her dream if she died the same as in my dream but it’s weird to say the least.

I’ve never had this happen before but what I have had happen is feeling uneasy about certain people or feeling like there is someone around who shouldn’t be there.

I also have these uneasy feelings about going out like I feel like something bad may happen and those feelings have panned out. I can’t recall exactly what happened that concreted those feelings though.

Have any of you had this happen before? Let me know in the comments.

Mary Owens


Why I Started Online Marketing and Blogging

I started online marketing because I hated every job I ever had except when I worked in my family’s store.

My mom started out doing floral arrangements and drawing after she was in a wreck not long after my older brother was born and her back and pelvis was broken so she was deemed disabled. So she had no choice in the matter about what work she did.

She later branched out to doing craft shows and after that opened a convenience store to help out our neighborhood.

Then in 1992 my dad was diagnosed with bone cancer and died 2 weeks later in April. She decided it was best to stop because he was the only person helping her.

She also stopped because I had started working with my dad at the chalk plant where he was the foreman. I hated that job but I had a job working at Hardee’s that I hated also. I quit working at the chalk plant a few months after my dad died.

I wish I could say that was the worst job I ever had but it wasn’t. I started work at Wal-Mart in 1994 and not surprisingly I hated that job too but I stayed there for 5 years and then quit after my son was diagnosed as being developmentally delayed and my mom said I needed to be at home with him. Needless to say I didn’t argue with her because again I hated working there.

Every job I ever had I didn’t get along with anyone except for a few people which made working at those jobs unbearable. My job at Hardee’s was the worst though because the people always talked about me behind my back, even the manager. I know right? It was like being back in school. I hated everyone except a couple of people I worked with. I quit that job too and tried to go back to High school but I’m not good at making friends so I quit again after a few months.

I started the job at Hardee’s because my parents made me when I decided I didn’t want to go to school. I was being bullied to the point of wanting to commit suicide but my parents didn’t understand. I had no idea that working a job was exactly the same. I was naive and thought they would be fully functioning adults but no they were still children just pretending to be adults.

It was later after my son was born and we finally got a computer and internet service that I thought there has to be a way to make money online. I started searching and found that I could sign up for surfing websites and make money just showing my affiliate page. It was easy back then. Now you can’t do that anymore.

I did that off and on a few times then the last time I decided to do it everything had changed. Now thery were saying you had to build a list to make money and have a blog so I did that with a few places until I found the company I’m with now that is inexpensive and a wonderful company. The best I’ve been with so far.

Anyway that’s how I got started in my business.

If you want to see what it’s all about you can click here and sign up to get emails telling you all about it.

Mary Owens

Ultimate Blog Challenge Take 2

Ultimate Blog Challenge Take 2

Well once again I am participating in the month long Ultimate Blog Challenge. I participated a couple months ago but didn’t really do any of the posts until there was only a week left so I am doing it again only this time I’m actually going to participate the whole month.

This challenge is to help bloggers get an idea of what they can do on their blog and it will last the whole month of January. I had fun even though I only participated the last week of it.

Last time I missed a lot of good posts because I wasn’t taking it seriously. That’s not the case this time.

I’m participating in this because I’d like to get more eyes on my blog. I just recently started getting likes and comments but I would like more and also I’d like to get ideas about what to write about when I’m at a loss.

If you would like to get involved in this just click the banner on the right if you’re reading this on a computer or at the bottom on a mobile device.

So wish me luck with this.

Mary Owens

I Gave Up On My Childhood Dream

I Gave Up On My Childhood Dream

When I was a little girl I dreamed of becoming a wildlife biologist. My mom always made a point to tell me that I could be anything I wanted when I grew up but the school told me you can’t be that if you’re not good at math.

The problem with that is I see people every day overcoming educational struggles to become what they dreamed of.

I still hold on to that dream and so does my daughter and one things for sure I will never let anyone tell her you can’t be that because you’re not good at math.

I will definitely be enrolling in college to get my degree to become a wildlife biologist specializing in big cats, mainly lions.

I chose Lions because I share a kindred spirit with them. Now mind you I love all animals and I watch a lot of different documentaries about animals. There’s just something about big cats that make me happy.

Maybe it’s their power, or beauty or their family ties. Maybe it’s everything. Yeah it’s everything about them. I love everything about these magnificent animals and I will do everything in my power to save them from extinction and to preserve them in the wild and not caged up.

I will pursue my dream and I will achieve it.

Is there a dream you want to pursue? Let me know in the comments and remember you can achieve it and never forget that.

Mary Owens

Why Hashtags Are So Important

Why Hashtags Are So Important

Last night I decided to do an experiment on Instagram with hashtags with my blog post. On one I used no hashtags and the other I used hashtags and the following is the result so far with the experiment.

With the one above I used hashtags and as you can see it has gotten a lot of likes. If you click it you will be taken to the post and see it in real time and also some of my other posts too.

With the one above I didn’t use any hashtags and it has gotten one like so far. If you click it you will be taken to that post to see it in real time also.

This is why using hashtags in your posts is so important and also if you use something like crowdfire that would be good too. It doesn’t have to be crowdfire, that’s just what I prefer because it keeps all your hashtags saved so you’re not having to use something like notepad to keep up with them and that’s a lot easier for me.

I hope you got value from this and if you did please like, share and comment.

Mary’s Biz, LLC

Why Is Being Consistent SO Hard?!

Why Is Being Consistent SO Hard?!

I mean really?!

I haven’t done anything in a month. It has gotten out of control. I should be advertising but I got sucked down the YouTube rabbit hole and haven’t come out until now.

I have convinced myself that I can do a vlog and what have I done? Everything except vlog lol.

They make it look so easy but when I try to edit I have no idea how to use the software I have. Plus they don’t explain how to use it very well in their videos. It’s so frustrating.

I am however going to eventually learn how to edit and get that ball rolling because I feel it will be much easier for me to get my thoughts out through video than trying to write. I’m not a very efficient typer at all. I type using one finger lol.

Also my daughter is very interested in vlogging and I would really love to do some with her.

I think my first one will be of our excursion to the Christmas Parade in our town next Saturday. I’ve seen videos of it on YouTube but they are of just the parade but I’m going to do it like a vlog and then go from there and just start making it a daily routine.

I think it will be good for both of us.

Thanks for reading and if you enjoyed this please like, share and comment.

P.S. Let me know in the comments if you have ever thought about starting a vlog or if you have any recommendations on editing software and cameras that are easy to use.

Mary Owens
Owner of Mary’s Biz, LLC

My Favorite Quote

My Favorite Quote

I never had a favorite quote up until a few years ago when I stumbled across this gem.

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.

― Walt Disney Company

That quote has kept me going when I thought I was done.

I’ve always loved Disney and seeing that quote made me love the company even more.

Going to Disney World is one of the things I’ve never been able to do but I will hopefully get to do soon.

Thank you for reading this and please share with your friends, family and followers.

Thank you
Mary Owens

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I Had A Dream

I Had A Dream

Well a couple nights ago I had the most fantastic dream.

We open on a very large living room, so you can imagine how big the rest of the house is, I didn’t get to the rest of it though. So anyway back to the living room, I couldn’t believe how big it was. Needless to say I’ve never lived in a big house being poor and all so this was a shock and I was very excited about it, until I heard all the noise coming from outside.

I opened my huge door and looked outside and there to my surprise was about 10 picnic tables lined up across our fenced in huge front yard and sitting at them were various grown ups and children having therapy sessions.

I know right? Crazy!

Well they also had their pets with them and this concerned me because in the dream I had 3 dogs. 2 Chiweenies and a mutt that had ears that sort of perked up but folded at the tips and he was scruffy and medium sized. Then I noticed the gate had been left open and I started to say something but one of the grownups beat me to it and said “she would probably like for us to shut the gate” so they did. I then let my dogs out and everything was fine to my surprise.

My cousins were there also and said that that was where these people always had their therapy sessions and that if I was going to live there I had to get used to it.

A little while later I got up to let my dogs back in and when I got to the door and they saw me they started whining like I had left them out there for a while, but in my dream it seemed like it had only been a little while. I went and sat down on the couch and they jumped up there with me and were all over me licking my face and whining. It was crazy.

Then the next thing I know I’m talking to a different cousin about how we couldn’t afford the rent there anymore and she said that we could live in her mom’s house rent free because there was no one living there. My other 2 cousins then asked her if they could live there too and she said no that she could only afford the 4 in my family.

Then I woke up.

It was admittedly a crazy dream and I’m surprised I remembered everything, or at least I hope I did anyway.

What crazy dreams have you had? Let me know in the comments!

Have a great day!
Mary Owens