As many of you know, a few months ago as I was lying in bed, an idea came to my mind. I had just finished reading through Priscilla Shires study book on Gideon and Malcolm Gladwell’s book David & Goliath. It was as if God was CHALLENGING me to “do something different”… be “unique”.
It was at that moment that I began wondering what would happen if… instead of posting on Facebook, twitter, blogs and what not – I held back all my micro thoughts and bursts of emotional whit & whimsy and instead wrote about my experiences every night and then published an “episode” every week? BRILLIANT!
As a writer you see, social media can be very limiting and scary. You want me to write the Declaration of Independence in 140 characters or less? ARE U KDING ME? (I can’t even shorthand type right when I don’t need to!) In response to this, the One Week Wonder was conceived.
But writing about my life on a weekly basis is pretty boring. Doesn’t everyone have six kids, run a couple of businesses, homeschool, marry a dreamer and live in 1000 sqft? Yup. It’s drab. What I need is more of a challenge!
When you begin following The One Week Wonder, you will find that I am just an ordinary girl trying to do extraordinary things in order to motivate a couple of people to think different. I am a friendly type who would much rather have a cup of coffee than burn it out on the treadmill, I would rather watch TV than read 100 pages in a book, and I would definitely rather eat bon-bons and go shopping than write daily what sometimes takes me up to 2 hours to do. I do these things anyway however, because I am compelled to change the world… one … word … at … a … time. (I typed that to sound dramatic – I really just love what I do)
A FREE EBOOK
The I Wonder What Would Happen If… eBook series is a collection of EASY READ mini -“e”- Books that are intended to encourage and inspire readers to positively try new things. In this weeks book, Jessica Heilman has explored the trials and triumphs of exercising with six children, what it means to persevere, and in addition the book also features six absolutely AMAZING athletes that have overcome the loss of limbs, mental handicaps and other hardships to become the BEST in their fields.
Through the author’s personal experiences, Jessica Heilman explores subjects like: health, fitness, wellness, wealth, religion, psychology, marriage, and family on a weekly basis. She is also a speaker, blogger, and artist who has recently changed all of her social media titled occupations to “FRIEND.”
Jessica is a homeschooling mother of six children, wife of 18 years, and is the Founder of Wholehearted Ministries out of San Jose, California.
If you are interested in receiving a FREE copy of my book just send me a note to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to send you a copy! I do not share, publish or send out spam. I just need an address to send the ebook to, and would like to be here for your personally if you need to talk. I am blessed to be able to send it to you and will always send out this week – WEEK 2 out for free to anyone who asks for it.
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Jessica Heilman is the mother of six children ages 16-1, lives in San Jose, California and has been married to Jeff Heilman for nearly 18 years. You can read their marriage testimony here at: We Decided to Get Married on Our First Date!