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I HAVE A PURPOSE
Carmen has always been a fighter. She has fought to escape the control of her dominating father, carried the dark secret of an abusive family member, and been beaten by a boyfriend who would rather see her dead than let her go. Her mother can’t protect her, and Carmen knows that she is the only one who can save herself.
All that changes when she meets Tony. From their first conversation, they know that they’ve found something special in one another. But when a confrontation with a family friend sends Tony to prison, Carmen is forced to make a difficult choice. Should she give up the love of her life, or risk everything to save her marriage?
Through one tragedy after another, Carmen is forced to rely on her own inner strength to keep herself and her family from falling apart forever.
In this uplifting narrative, Carmen and Tony face betrayal, loss, and hardship. I Have a Purpose celebrates the lessons pain can teach us and the joy that true love can bring to our lives, no matter what the circumstances may be.
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In this humorous but realistic insight about women, I share how simple yet complex we are. Let’s be honest: Women can be a challenge to understand. Even among ourselves at times, we are peculiar beings. We demand it all- career, love, children, and more- and most times, we deserve it. After all, we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders and sacrifice so much. Surprisingly, it is the small things we forget to do, like laugh. I’m not talking about that little giggle thing we do trying to look cute. I’m referring to the kind of laughter you feel in the pit of your gut, and it feels like you’ve been doing sit-ups all day. What a joyous (and painful!) feeling. Do you still have that kind of laugh? Or are you caught up in the things you demand but have yet to have or experience?
I know, disappointment is no laughing matter. As women, we are the ones who feel obligated to smile when everyone else can express their vulnerabilities and pain without reprimand. But we can control this mindset. The first thing we need to understand is that we are not perfect! Ladies, beating ourselves up evokes no remedy or relief. We must not take ourselves so seriously and learn to laugh with humility. We are imperfectly perfect! Embrace It. Love It.
A year unlike no other. No matter who you are, or where you live 2020 has been a time that none of us will ever forget.
Dear 2020 is a collection of heart-wrenching stories and personal accounts that will introduce you to the lives of real people dealing with situations encountered in the chaotic year of 2020. Whether emotional, mental, or financial, these individuals, perhaps like yourself, had to sacrifice a lot to adapt to the conditions of 2020. Many of them have used this time to self-reflect, get back into shape, start a business, or even confront some hidden issues, such as divorce or abuse. For many, the year has proposed the opportunity for them to discover their sense of purpose.
You will experience how many of these individuals suffered tribulations and transformed their struggles into triumph when the world was full of crises.
You can never completely know what goes on behind closed doors until someone tells their story. Carmen Ashe becomes the voice of these survivors, narrating their stories in the hopes that it will inspire someone else and encourage them to find their purpose