Joyce 馃悵 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

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beBee: A Place To Grow

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I鈥檝e been looking for a home for a while now. I am a writer. I鈥檝e been at LinkedIn since the last of October. I had a dormant account with them, but I never used it. In October I decided to put my writing to good use. I鈥檓 looking to parlay my art into a paycheck. LinkedIn looked good for that. But I quickly learned that if I didn鈥檛 wear a suit (and probably smoke a cigar), I wasn鈥檛 a great fit.

Internet media is foreign to me. I do Internet research and putter around in the background, but full-blown exposure is not my forte. 聽It never has been something I desired. That has changed. One needs to eat. I finished my degree in psychology and found that my disability stood out a bit too much for me to gain employment.

I have Autoimmune Disease. There it is: The cat鈥檚 out of the bag. I face my mortality every day now. But shouldn鈥檛 we all? I push it away and say, 鈥淣o.鈥 My wish for a glorious death in my sleeping dream, moving towards some great beyond will probably not come true. I will quite probably die drowning in my own fluids as I choke my life away.

But I鈥檓 alive and here for the moment. I am delving into this new world of platforms, graphics, and picture manipulation. After giving up for over a year, these things have breathed new life into me. My mind is greedy for more.

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Thank you, beBee, for a place to grow



Now in looking this over, I realized this piece is about me, not beBee. Thank God for edit.

馃憠 What is beBee about? It鈥檚 about people and community and support. I鈥檝e experienced tremendous support and strokes for my work in just a few days. I couldn鈥檛 get that on LinkedIn in months. Community is everything. I read other writers鈥 works and revel in delicious prose and poetry. To me, beBee is like no other place in cyberspace.
BeBee represents diversity. Members join from all over the world. I can only imagine what鈥檚 to come. You see鈥攂eBee is a place to grow.

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Copyright 2017 Joyce Bowen

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.About the Author: 聽Joyce Bowen is a freelance writer and public speaker. 聽Inquiries can be made at joyce-bowen@joyce-bowen.com


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Javier 馃悵 CR

4 months ago #21

I am very glad to see the quality of our bloggers. Everyone respects each other's topics and opinions. And no one censors anyone's content, just like in other networks, whether it's for political ideas or for any other topic. That's what makes bebee different. Here everyone is respected and each person is free to post what he/she wants. If someone does not like a content, it is enough to stop following that person or that group.

@Javier 馃悵 CR   I did start my growth here for Internet things.  I learned much from watching others.  I still can't remember how I made that damned graphic鈥

You are very welcome, @Javier 馃悵 CR, and thanks muchly back. I'm looking at that graphic and trying to figure out how I made it. jeesh

You are very welcome, Javier \ud83d\udc1d CR, and thanks muchly back. I looking at that graphic and trying to figure out how I made it. jeesh

Juan Imaz thank you!! I will enjoy it here.#23

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #15

Im so happy you found your comfort zone on beBee!

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #14

Joyce Bowen beBee is a second home to many bees. Living isn't just about breathing it's about giving a piece of yourself to others and in the process both grow. That defines living for me and I am so glad that you found beBee and we have become beBee's :)

Ken Boddie and so on.

Ken Boddie

4 years ago #12

A succinct summary of the joys of beBee, Joyce. Our story telling becomes futile without a platform and an audience, and the fire in our bellies to keep going can only be rekindled by engagement. For me, writing is like throwing a boomerang. Follow a few basic rules and it'll come safely back to enable us to throw it out there again. But break the rules of polite engagement and the boomerang will either fall on stony ground or come back and hit us on the head. I see your throwing skills are well honed, Joyce.

Paul Walters

4 years ago #11

Joyce Bowen Thanks . My sentiments exactly

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

4 years ago #10

Aha...beBee is like an inspiring platform where souls gather to seek and share tidbits of passing lives!

Fran 馃悵 Brizzolis

4 years ago #9

One of the best places for growing!!!!...

CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit Eloquent, as always. #10

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #7

"After giving up for over a year, these things have breathed new life into me. My mind is greedy for more." This is a significant thing to say because the act of breathing in is exactly what the word INSPIRATION means. We are normally seeking inspiration from others but that breathing in is what inspiration is. Inspiration is not a hope, it is an action and I do see that in you. My mother has a huge aneurysm in her head, the specialist we took her to recommended we operate immediately, but when we asked him what the prognosis is for recovery after the operation, it was hardly worth considering. Yet that was 12 years ago. Engaging life this way also sends a message out to other people who have multiple sclerosis that the affliction does not define their lives, unless they want to be defined by it. That by itself is another form of inspiration - the breath those people with MS take in recognizing that while there is a new day, take one day at a time and make the most of that day - as well as one can and is able. It also represents a great testimonial to beBee that you recognize (like I do) that this is a place for personal growth and in your case a place to develop a personal brand. These are individual life choices and not ideologies - what you write here is about a life in action. I applaud that attitude, that resolve and that awareness. We engage the things we control and remain free in and this is where the rubber meets the road. The free in freedom is a blessing unless we buy into the curses that accompany life - the challenge is to keep our mind as focused on the blessings, as much as can be or as Doris Day sings que sera sera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azxoVRTwlNg

Javier 馃悵 CR

4 years ago #6

I AM PROUD OF OUR BEES. beBee is attracting the best humans you can find...

Javier 馃悵 CR

4 years ago #5

Joyce Bowen proud of having you on beBee ! " What is beBee about? It鈥檚 about people and community and support. I鈥檝e experienced tremendous support and strokes for my work in just a few days. "

Pascal Derrien Thank you for your comments. I intend to be here for awhile. Writing is my life.

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #3

Great to have you here :-)

Gert Scholtz

4 years ago #2

Joyce Bowen I don not have adequate words - best I can say is I hope you continue to give and find inspiration here for a long, long time.

Gert Scholtz

4 years ago #1

Joyce Bowen I don not have adequate words - bestl I can say is I hope you continue to give and find inspiration here for a long, long time.

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