$15,000

I'm a woman in her 50's with a story like so many. After over a decade of crushed self esteem, fear, hopelessness, and hiding, I have made a decision. I know there are women that can benefit from my story and what I have learned. I committed during quarantine to end all that. I had to. I began writing a book from the point of view of a divorced mom of 4 millennial girls, and daughter of immigrants who struggled with the idea of divorce, making everything a little more complex.

Believe it or not, the book is a humorous series of essays, and has been like therapy for me. That writing led to re-discovering a love for the written word, starting a blog, and pursuing a coaching business, all while furloughed from my job. The plan for the coaching is to focus on women as they navigate through transitional times in their lives; divorce, retirement, loss, trauma, and simply seeking to rediscover who they are are after decades of dedicating their lives to others needs. I happily did that while raising my kids, but after a divorce from a 20 year marriage, hiding from the shame of that "failure", I can say that it almost did me in. 

I know my writing, coaching, and speaking can help and encourage other women. I get that feedback quite a bit, and believing that I can help one person navigate a scary journey through lonely midlife and fear of financial scarcity, has driven me to go all in.

I realize this may sound like many things out there, but I feel as though I was made to do this. I can help women rediscover their confidence, find their creative passion and let of their guilt. To me, that is an incredibly worthy cause, and I hope you agree.

The funds will be used to further the completion of my life coaching master certification. These funds can get the tuition paid for the program which ends in January. I will also need to work on additional promotion to my targeted demo with freelance marketing help. The more I am seen, the more women I can help. I want to do this full time.

I would be so grateful for anyone who takes the step to contribute to my project, and I can assure you that I will be a good steward of the blessing. I fully anticipate that you will follow my path, and I welcome that.

I have done a lot of groundwork up until now, but am at the point that I have to get help to go to the next level. I have a job currently, and up until now, it has been possible to be frugal and start this on the side. But I need to do more, and this is why I have humbly shown up here. 

You can see my work so far here: www.maryliga.com  (Liga is my maiden name, and is less common, making searching for me much easier) I am on social as well-
instagram.com/maryjliga  and facebook.com/maryjliga 

I would be so grateful for your help, and will do everything in my power to pay it forward.

This is my calling.

With love and gratitude,

Mary
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