We’ve temporarily taken over “Not your Average Mom” blog!!! What Susie doesn’t know won’t hurt her.
In fact, the 12 of us (all members of one of Susie’s amazing Fitness E-courses), are going to try as hard as we possibly can to show her that we all have BIG love for her and we understand her struggles are real, and she’s not the only one to struggle financially and face foreclosure even though she is working her ass off.
She told us “I’m down to two cards. I’ve got an ace. And maybe a four or five” in her game of War. Well, we’re going to help stack the deck.
Susie you are our “real deal” and we want our chance to help out and show you just how much we all love you.
In honor of all Susie gives we have started a GoFundMe account to get things back on track for her. If you can spare $5.00, or $20.00 or $50.00 or even $35,000.00 (you lucky devil, who does your financial planning). You can make a difference.
Even if your budget allows $0.00 you can still help by sharing the GoFundMe information on your Facebook account.
Here’s the catch, we have 1 month to make this happen for Susie. 1 month!! Dig deep and thank you in advance for your generosity.
In addition, we would each like to write a letter to show Susie what she means to us and Jo is going to start it off. If you want to share your story, please feel free to leave a comment here or on the GoFundMe page. We would love to read them and so would Susie when she gets her blog back. Hahaha!
I started reading your blog in February of this year.
I have a 5 year old girl, a 3 year old boy and an 8 month old girl. I have a career, and a house and a husband, and all of this has happened in the past 6 years.
Throughout those past 6 years I have had a lot of good feelings, a lot of highs. But I have also had a lot of lows. Like really low. I’ve felt alone, scared, discouraged, like giving up, frustrated, fucking pissed off, depressed and miserable.
My weight has gone up and down 60 + pounds. My relationship with my husband has been through it all. I’ve questioned myself as a mother, and whether or not I should have even reproduced in the first place.
I’ve tried to reach out for help. To other mom’s, friends, family, and most of the time, I found I couldn’t be honest with any of them about what was really going on, which just made me feel even more alone and more worthless. I never felt average, and I never fit in at the mommy groups.
And then I found your blog.
And night after night, you always seemed to write down exactly what I needed to hear. Your post of the day always seemed to touch me. Give me something to think about. Challenge me. And made me feel normal.
Then one day, I wrote down my goals. I was inspired by your goals when you posted them and was like “ya, I can do that.”
And then I got off my ass and went for a walk with the kids.
And then I got a gym membership.
And then my son threw a meltdown-hissyfit-possessed-by-the-devil tantrum the first three times I left him at the gym daycare. And the first time I went to the gym, I just sat in the changeroom and sobbed a bit and waited for them to page me to come get my kids. I was gonna give up on the whole gym thing.
But then I sent you an email explaining my frustration. I never thought you would care or reply, you have 100,000 followers, you get reach outs for advice all the time. But you did reply. The next day. And you were just you. You told me to stick it out with the gym daycare and my son would come around and that your kids were the same way. So I did. And I go to the gym 5 days a week now.
And then in March I joined your efitness course.
Over the past four months of being part of that group, and having your support everyday online I have completely change my life. For the better. Forever.
I’ve lost 15lbs, I exercise every day. I kiss my husband every day. I don’t yell at my kids (nearly as much). I got a Costco card and have saved hundreds of dollars in changing the way I shop and eat. We don’t eat at fast food anymore. Ever. I am more emotionally stable. I don’t feel scared or weak or unsure. And when I do, I tap into the group of ladies from the efitness course and you and you always bring things back around.
I’ve never met you. We don’t even live in the same country, but I talk about you in my home like we’re best friends.
I know you’re going through a wicked tough time right now. I know it’s been building for a while and I’ve seen you busting your ass to try and fix it and you just can’t seem to catch a break and get ahead. You’re tired. And running out of options and steam.
And since you’re my best friend, I have to help you. I know throwing a chunk of money your way doesn’t fix the long term problems. But I know that you can’t address the long term problems if you don’t get some money now.
Everyday you give advice, you mentor, you coach, you push people to be better and to succeed. You pour your life into making sure your readers and people around you are being the best they can. And you’re doing this for free.
So I’m gonna donate to you go fund me campaign. I’m viewing it as paying an invoice for all the services I’ve received from your blog.
If anyone reading this can relate to any of what I’ve said, or if anything Susie has ever written has touched you in one way or another, then please put a little money her way. Pay it forward.
Susie didn’t ask me to do this. We’ve hijacked her blog. And honestly if she doesn’t get some money to save her house, I don’t know if she can keep writing her blog without an office or a home. And selfishly, since I love her blog, I kind of want her to keep writing it.
Donate here: Pay It Forward For Not Your Average Mom