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Putting health and family first


I have been MIA for a few weeks now.  I was faced with medical issues and a family crisis that I had to put first.  It would have been selfish of me to not give my full attention to each matter.  During these past few weeks I was able to address certain health issues that I had been keeping at bay by doing the bare minimum.  I think I let myself over think each issue to the point I assumed it would all turn out negative.  I put my big girl pants on and faced each problem head on.  It wasn’t easy but I learned that not all issues have to end badly.  In the end, I took the steps needed to better my overall health.  I might not be able to cure some of my health issues like Type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, gastroparesis, or anxiety/depression/maniac bipolar, but I can follow my doctor’s orders, take my medicine, and stay positive.  I learned my lesson and think I am overall better for it.  Don’t let the negative thoughts overtake your thinking.  If you start feel like your world is crashing, just take a moment and BREATH, then stay focused on positivity.

In these past few weeks I have had some ups and downs.  My grandmother, who is 91, was struggling with back pain that the doctors couldn’t pinpoint what was causing it.  The doctors finally realized what was causing her this immense amount of pain.  She has a fractured vertebra that can only be healed overtime.  Due to her age this was her only option.  She is being made comfortable and looked after 24/7 where she stays.  I am happy that the doctors where able to locate the problem and she is recovering one day at a time.

On the positive side, my son celebrated his birthday, April 2nd.  He is now 14 and is such a kind, intelligent, and funny teenager.  He is going through his growth spurt and keeps getting taller than me everyday.  Some other things I have done over these past weeks were all happy times.  I spent Easter with my family (mom & dad), my sister, niece, and son.  It was a special time.  I even did some dancing on the Wii, which was probably more funny than anything.  My sister, niece (she is 6 yrs old), my son and myself went the local zoo.  Since I come from a small family, I cherish every moment I have with everyone, it is even more special when I am not sick or in the hospital and can actually participate.  I could go on and on but I will save it for another time.

The dust is now settling and I finally have the time to catch up with my emails, blog, and interviews.  I don’t want you guys to think I left you hanging.  I have an interview with a great blogger at https://insilencewesuffer.wordpress.com, that I plan to post this coming Friday.

I have so much to catch up on that if anyone wants to email me so I don’t miss a previous email then please do.  Also, I still am looking for more bloggers to do interviews or guest posts.  Never hesitate to email me at jenmotivates12@gmail.com.  Just make sure to put something in the subject line so it stands out!

Much love




Do you want a blog review or interview for your blog?


I wanted to start doing blog reviews last month but didn’t get around to it. As long as I have the desire from other bloggers then I will start weekly blog reviews. I only want to do 3 blogs a week. 

I am always looking for bloggers wanting to do an interview with me. I like to focus on the persons’ blog and then focus on questions about their blog or an interview focused on motivation along with the other categories on my blog.

If interested please comment below and contact me by email at jenmotivates12@gmail.com. Please include in the subject line which your interested in and a little something about what your interested in talking about (interview) or information about your blog (blog reviews).

If I don’t get enough interest then I will let everyone know. I hope you give either choice a consideration.

Much love


Personal…..but I cannot do this only, please reach out and know there will be no judgment.


At the bottom of my blog I have provided my email that is specific to this blog. Please feel free to reach out to me no matter the situation and I will reply to you, that is my promise to you, as a fellow reader/follower/team player. I am looking forward to hearing from each and everyone!  I do ask to put your subject line in bold. Please.


Let’s get the ball rolling!


I want to make this post to the point because my original post was lost on my iPad due to the app crashing.  I have a few requests of my fellow readers/followers and future followers.  I hope to hear from many of you and please don’t hesitate to comment because my goals for this year will be more successful with the help of my fellow bloggers/readers because I consider us a team.  I want to get straight to the point:

1. I am searching for an application to have group video chat sessions.  I tried out the app, Skype but didn’t feel it was right for what I was looking for.  I am reaching out to all of you for ideas, suggestions, or specific apps that you think would be good to use and free to join, for the video sessions I am planning on having at least 2 or more times a month.  I do not want to do videos or just posts, I want to have a way that is interactive, allowing discussions, questions, and more to happen in the present.

2. I am looking for guest bloggers or guests willing to do interviews and even poetry writers, that have a story to share or experience that is either motivating, empowering, uplifting, encouraging, or learned lessons.  Basically, like the title of my blog says, Motivation for today’s reality.

3. Next I will be creating an email that will be ONLY for this blog.  I want to be able to interact with all my readers in as many ways as possible.  I am considering creating a Facebook page but want to see how this turns out over the next few weeks.  I will be providing the new email in the next couple hours.  This email is so you can contact me anytime and I will make a promise to read each and every email and respond in 24 hours or less.

4. Lastly,  in my last post, I wrote about the ideas I had and topics for the upcoming year.  Are there any topics that I didn’t include that you would like to be considered?

I am going to finish up here and get started on setting up that email and really hoping to hear your feedback.  This blog was started to motivate others and without your feedback I can’t know what my readers want.  I also will be posting an outline of the e-book I am wanting to write this year and will looking for feedback about it too.

Why I chose this title for my blog


I was doing some research and came across the blog daily press.  I really want to build my blog so I downloaded their e-book, “365 Days of Writing Prompts.”  I picked the prompt for February 12th to start.

Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.

The title of my blog, Motivation for today’s Reality, was something I knew would be my title long before I created my blog.  I have always wanted to be a motivational speaker.  A few posts back I posted the definition of “reality,” and how media calls them reality shows but the majority of these reality shows are planned out and edited so to boost ratings.  In the United States, 97% of what we learn comes from media.  That needs to change and quickly because it is plain as day that media is affecting our youth and even adults.

I want my blog to motivate, empower, encourage, and  more.  I want my readers to feel they can come to me and I will listen without judging.  I want to turn those frowns upside down and into smiles.  I want every reader to know they are beautiful, handsome, smart, special, and to never let anyone take that away from you.  We all have unique qualities that make us individuals and you should hold your head high to acknowledge that.

I need to hear from you out there…..


I have been wracking my brain on how to allow comments and just couldn’t figure it out.   That is till tonight. When you click on the individual post it gives you a place at the bottom to leave your comments.  I am working on starting a business that is along the lines of a job staffing company but instead of jobs the focus is on empowerment, positivity, helping others, encouragement, working together, and so much more.  I am planning on doing a round table discussion through video chat (probably Skype) in the next week or so.   It is open to all who are interested.  I can’t do this alone.  If you are interested please leave a comment with your email and I will be in touch.  If you feel uncomfortable leaving your email then you can email me at jlbarger126@gmail.com with your information.