"Courageous care partners recharge with self-care, striving for peaceful pinnacles
in patience, persistence, and positive 
changes, knowing when to conquer and when to comfort."

“Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

Jun 03, 2024 by Eileen Adler

J.K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling, born in July 1965 in England, is the author of the Harry Potter books,
found her passion in reading and writing as a young child. Her very first book was written when she was six years old, her first novel when she was eleven,
her first book, released in 1997. The seed of that idea sprouted in 1990 waiting for a train that was late. When published, she was authored as “J. K. Rowling” camouflaging her gender.


However, her life was in disarray in the 1990s. Over a span of seven years, she experienced the death of her mother from multiple sclerosis, the birth of her first child, the divorce from her first husband, not earning a sustainable income she was on welfare, and sadly, she was a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault, stating “I’m a survivor, certainly not a victim.”

With undying belief in her writing, she maintained her role as a single mother and care partner to her child. The local cafés became a haven for her for they provided a warm inviting atmosphere. An especially important disciplined self-care ritual J.K. Rowland utilized was to set aside time to write and to write even if the inspiration is not there. Writing is a discipline, and this had been her guiding light.


Life Lesson: “Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” You have the strength, you have the skills, you found your nerve – care giving is all of that and more.


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*The life guard station loans beach cruisers to anyone who needs one.

If I had a bucket list, these would have been #1.