about me

about me

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Hi there! You have landed on my blog and I’m so happy to welcome you here!

I hope you stick around and explore all the categories of posts and join my community of followers. I really love my follower family. That’s what we’ve become—a family. At least, that’s how I feel about them.

I’ve got lots of readers, and they often post comments, and then others comment on their comments, and before we know it, we’ve got a whole thread happening and everyone is getting to know each other.

I never imagined that having a blog would result in lots of readers, and in the readers getting to know each other. I mean, how totally cool is that?!!

I guess I’m digressing. I’ll tell you a bit about me.

I am a home-bound individual. Not by choice. But also by choice.

I’ll explain.

I have a bunch of auto-immune diseases that keep me home-bound. You don’t want to know all the details. Suffice it to say, they do a number on my body and I just can’t do the things I want to do. I have good days and not-so-good days. On the not-so-good days, I can’t even get out of bed. On the good days, I can get out of bed, but I can’t leave the house.

My health condition is not by choice. It just happened to me.

Where my choosing of it comes into play is this: I have made the mental decision to accept my physical condition and embrace it. I choose it in the sense that I am mentally in charge of it; I am in control of my response to it; I am in control of my acceptance of it. I am not the victim of it! Hell, no!

Anyway, I started this blog, athomewithfran.com, to get myself out of the house, so to speak. I thought it was a pretty good idea when I started the blog. As the blog gained readership, and as that readership engaged in conversation with each other and with me, I realized that starting the blog was a downright GENIUS idea!

Why? Because it gets me totally out of the house. It gets me out into the wide, wide world where I’m meeting new people every day and having amazing conversations and learning stuff that I never knew before.

I’m gonna hazard a guess here, which is that if I wasn’t physically home-bound, and if I hadn’t started this blog, that I would be the smaller for it . . . I would be the narrower person, the littler being, the less educated individual. This blog has connected me to so many people in so many walks of life, and I regularly end my days feeling so inspired and so rich!

I’ll tell you quickly about Roberta. She’s a cardiologist from Nicaragua, who practices in the US. She wants to build a technical & agricultural school in her home area to help the kids there. Also she owns a blueberry farm in Nicaragua and exports 200 tons of blueberries per year. How fascinating is that?

She’s just one of my readers. There are a ton of others with equally interesting stories.

And now you’re here. I’m so glad! Stick around and join the family!


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