I’m a writer. I have a website and I can help you write up your ideas. I work with words; I’d rather do that than anything else.
Good writing is often the first thing that a future employer, future client, future buyer sees. Good writing is like being well-dressed–you present yourself in a positive and enviable light. Good writing helps you clarify your own feelings, needs. It helps you pin down the essence of your skills. Maybe an employer doesn’t want a piece of paper with your attributes on it. But if you sit and spend time writing them down, they’ll be clearer to you–they’ll leap into your conversation. You’ll feel more at ease talking about your attributes.
Need help with a summary of your abilities, I can help you write it. Some people can easily pick up the phone and say what needs to be said; writing has always worked better for me—if on a phone call, I have written notes that I sometimes read from. You may need to do the same thing. Be prepared for that call coming from a possible employer.
I used good writing to shake up my own world and bring me something that I wanted beyond anything else–a son. My third child Andrew, who is now twenty-one, is walking the earth with the help of two letters I wrote. Writing worked for me–and lots of blessings and good fortune too!
The first letter was to my husband John. We had agreed when we got married to practice zero population growth—two children to replace ourselves. And we were blessed in eight years of marriage with two amazing daughters. But as I approached the age of forty, the idea for another child took hold and I could not let it go. I brought it up now and again and John basically had all these arguments that led to “no.” That didn’t stop me.
When we went to Starved Rock Lodge in Illinois for a wedding anniversary, I presented him with a letter. Again, I took the time to take all my strong desires and hopes and beliefs for the rest of my life and put them in a letter. I showed him why having another child was a great idea.
Writing served me well. He turned to me after reading that letter and agreed. He likes to tell everyone when the topic comes up that’s he’s a weak man. No. He’s not. He just finally saw through the clear and intense words of my letter, that taking a risk and having another child while we entered our forties—was a great idea! I had thought it through so many times, the words just flew onto the pages. We were blessed with Andrew and have never looked back. His presence in our lives has kept us younger and happier.
The second letter was written to a man who also became my champion for wanting this child in my forties. He specialized in infertility, which I had at that time, and when I met him for my first appointment, he was already the recipient of a three page letter. In that letter, I introduced myself and my situation. He told me later he had never received a letter from a patient. I laid out the year I had experienced, the miscarriage, the fact that I just wasn’t conceiving. I stressed my age and gave him a detailed health history. That letter helped me get the best care he could give and I became, as the ultrasonographer boldly told me, his favorite patient.
Unable to sit at a bedside when a friend or relative is dying, I have written goodbye letters to them, sharing my love and making sure they knew my strong feelings before they died.
When I have a medical problem or my husband does, I often write a letter to the physician to clarify what I know, what I don’t know and what I think I need. It helps.
If you ever need some strong writing—a love letter, an obituary, a confrontation letter to someone who needs to make a change—I can help you. Check out my website: www.eahaveywritingservices.com