Nobody actually reads personal blogs, do they? I used to be an avid journalist, but then one day I started to wonder what people would think if they found my journal and started to read. I stopped writing; it was just too personal. Over the years, I tried to pick it up again because writing is how I process my life. That same thought, “What will people think?” kept haunting me. I just can’t do that anymore. Meanwhile, I enjoy writing letters but I only have one person that I write to regularly. Sometimes I think she knows me better than I know myself. I’m probably driving her insane because I write to her so much. After all, my life is pretty boring. Maybe this blog is a good outlet for my writing. What are the chances that out of billions of posts on the Internet, mine would ever capture anyone’s attention? I think I’m safe!


I live a quiet life in a quiet community with a quiet husband and a quiet son. Our house is QUIET! Even when we are all home, we tend to retreat to our quiet corners to do our own quiet things. That probably involves quietly interacting with the whole wide world on our respective devices with the volume down low. Now and then, we run into each other in the kitchen where we prepare our separate meals before heading our separate ways. We are happy.


As I have said before, I love to write. I’m not a creative writer and I don’t know much about anything, so I mostly stick to writing letters. I’ll occasionally post an update on Facebook or review a place I have been for Google Maps, but that’s about it. Most of my writing happens in my head and it rarely makes it through my fingers to the keyboard.

Walking in nature makes me very happy, so I walk often. When I’m not walking or hiking, I’m usually grumbling to myself that it’s too cold or too wet or too something to go out. On those days, I try to stay active on my treadmill when it’s convenient.

I am self-employed as a cleaning lady. Before you get all “judge-y” about that, let me tell you that I clean because I want to, not because I have to. Cleaning is pleasant and gratifying work. I only clean places that I like and that allows me to come and go as I please. These places allow me plenty of time for perpetual pondering while keeping my body in motion so that it doesn’t stiffen up. When I want to be around people, I go when I know that someone else will be there and when I want to be alone, I plan accordingly. Currently, I clean two Christian churches, a Jewish temple and a consignment store. I love them all!


I recently decided that I would like to have more money for travel but I have some aches and pains that prevent me from taking on any additional cleaning jobs. I thought it would be fun to do something completely different that would enable me to interact more with people while earning money. The local smoothie shop hired me part-time and I loved it! It really was fun to go to work and mingle with young, energetic people. It didn’t take long for my body to protest, though, so I had to give it up. After all, pushing a broom is pushing a broom whether you do it at home, in a church, or in a smoothie shop. It’s a pain in the neck. Literally.

After leaving the smoothie shop and signing up for several weeks of physical therapy to undo the damage I did to myself, I started to research ways to make money. I was leaning toward training to become a Health Coach. That’s when someone from Wealthy Affiliate found me and told me that I can make money on the Internet, from home (or wherever I happen to be), at my own pace, under my own terms. So, here I am, world! I may not get rich writing letters that will never be read, but I’m having a great time trying!

If you have any comments about my rambling, you can reach me at theresa@theresahorn.com

Happily yours,


  1. Were we friends in a past life? I mean, from your ways to make money from thrift stores to the internet; to sharing what works for your osteoarthritis; even with your healthy, although humorous, recommendation of the organic crackers, I love this site! Yep, it’s going into my ‘favorites’! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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