Podcast episode—Thank you’s, Shout Outs, and
Happy Two-year Anniversary 21st Century
- As I have mentioned in recent episodes, my one
year podcasting anniversary was this past July 2016. But my
platform 21st Century Hannah is two years old this month, the week
before USA Thanksgiving, to be exact.
- During the last two years, I’ve learned
first-hand how to build something from scratch without a clue as to
how and what I was doing. I learned by trial and error, never
fearing letting go of something that did not work. It wasn’t
anything personal, but I was and am, on a mission. It’s a passion.
I want this platform to be successful.
- I am passionate about creating the conversation
that is needed to free childless not by choice women and men around
the world, from an invisible prison. That prison is negative
comments from friends, family, and strangers. That prison is
negative thoughts, fear, shame, and sadness. These internal and
external attacks attempt to block us from living our best most
joyful lives. We cannot allow that!
- I know there will be those who just will not
understand the vision. And that’s OK, but that will not stop me.
For those who understand, thank you! And it looks like the vision
has attracted a beautiful group of women who have come alongside
me, mostly virtually. Ah, the power of the internet and social
media. I receive articles, my social media content gets re-shared,
and I receive words of encouragement, constantly from these
So, I want to give them a shout
- Freda H. of The Slim Goodies Foundation, for
always re-sharing my content on Facebook. I mean always. You are
awesome Freda, and I truly appreciate the re-shares. You
understand the platform, even though you are not childless not by
choice. When someone can help promote a platform to which they are
not a demographic, that means they ‘get it’. And to me, that’s
- Next, I would like to give a shout out to Mimi!
Mimi is also a mom. We attend the same church, and every time I see
her, she tells me about the most recent episode she’s listened to.
Mimi, that is a word of encouragement, and I thank
- I would also like to give a shout out to Emily M.
Yet another mom. Emily has been sending me words of encouragement
for quite some time. In fact, here is an excerpt from a message she
sent me a few months ago. Wow, time flies. But here it
“…I immediately thought of the unique work you
have been doing and how that must be a struggle some days but who
else to do it? It's a special calling and must be just for you
which to me is the highest order of blessing one
You carry people and inspire and learn and
grow…every day of the week, and you are always so positive and
uplifting. You remain open to difference, tolerant, compassionate,
and try to be non-judgmental all the while knowing that living in
Grace is THE biggest testament to who you are.
All I can say is I can only try to live up
to all of that! All I can see are my flaws and the fact that there
is a lot I do not know. In fact, some days I wonder what in the
world I am doing.
- I took such a huge risk two years ago, and I know
that if I fail, I would at least have tried. I would have tried to
create this safe place where childless not by choice women and men
from around the world, could stop by for a time of refreshing, like
when you stop by a well for fresh water; or a friend’s house for a
cup of coffee.
- And I thanked Elaine S. on my last show. She
sends me magazine and newspaper articles on childless not by choice
issues around the world. Because many of those articles are stories
from outside the U.S., I get to read and hear about these issues
from a different perspective. It is a great reminder to all of us,
that this is a global issue. Thanks again
- Well! Two years! Time flies when you’re having
fun right?! This creating awareness to and for the childless not by
choice community on a global level, may sound simple enough. I mean
I just put on some headphones and hit record, right? Well, not
exactly. Aside from the fact that this platform is built on the
premise that the conversation about childlessness will be had. The
conversation can be different depending on where in the world the
listener lives. Some listeners are daily living under threat just
because they do not have any children. While some of us deal with
it more on an internal issue, feeling shame, and hearing a snide
remark occasionally. The fact is, in either case,
childlessness not by choice is a heart
- It has taken two years to build a platform I
naively thought would see an instant mass of arrival of women who
have needed this space. But alas, everything has happened as it
should. I have had time to learn about myself, which means my heart
will be more receptive to every type of listener and supporter, not
just the childless not by choice person. I always say that God has
a sense of humor. He sent mothers as well as childless women to
come alongside me. Wow! I am humbled and honored! Awareness is
truly being created, and globally, as some of the women mentioned
live in other countries. Thanks again
- If you want to write in or call in like these
ladies did, and do, don’t be shy. Remember, I went through pretty
much what you are going through: mentally, physically, and
- Does the platform have a long way to go? Yes, no,
maybe; who knows? But I know this: 21st Century Hannah is my life’s
work, my mission. And when will I know it is successful? When the
- When childless not by choice is discussed openly
instead of whispered about.
- When a woman will not be judged if she opts not
to go to a baby shower.
- When a woman in a third world country will not
live in fear and at risk because she has no
- When a professional woman running for office is
not told she is not a good fit because she is not a
- When we will not be judged by strangers who do
not even know our story.
- When we can talk about and discuss the issues of
childless not by choice openly, instead of in gossipy secrecy. That
is when WE, all of us, will know the platform is successful. Not a
- So how exactly can you participate you ask? Why I
am glad you asked! Leave me a review on iTunes, and while you are
there, subscribe to the show so you get it automatically in your
inbox twice per month.
- You may also subscribe to the free monthly
newsletter by simply visiting my websites, civillamorgan.com or www.childlessnotbychoice.net.
And when you visit the www.childlessnotbychoice.net site,
there is a printable pdf list of daily affirmations available to
- I am so excited about that new addition to the
site, because I love freebies. Who doesn’t? And like everything I
do, it was created with excellence. I worked on that list for quite
some time! Affirmations are typically personalized, so I wanted it
to be helpful to everyone who reads it.
If you would like your own personalized list, DM
me on Facebook or Twitter, we will schedule a 15-minute
conversation, and I will create your affirmations based on that
conversation. All for just $25.00 U.S., pre-paid.
- Other ways to stay in contact with me and with
the platform, include joining my Facebook groups and pages. Two of
the groups are for childless not by choice women only, but the
other groups and pages are open to anyone interested in the
platform. If you have trouble finding the groups when you go to
Facebook, there is a link directly from the Home page of the
website to the Closed group. If you want to join the Private group,
DM on Facebook or Twitter, and I will add you. My podcast
producer/web builder and I, are always thinking of ways to make
things easily navigable for visitors.
- Finally, we have added a donate button on both
websites, civillamorgan.com and on
Your donations will go toward maintenance of the podcast including
paying for production, buying equipment such as microphones and
adapters, and upgrades in automated systems. So definitely toward a
worthy cause as I continue to enhance the quality and reach of the
platform. The funds will also go toward changes and upgrades on the
website, and to help me create the free and paid courses I am
currently working on for our community. These courses cost money to
create, and I still want to be able to offer free courses as well
as fee courses. So, I appreciate all
- Finally, finally, all my contact information is
below. If you want to leave me a 90 second or less voicemail, click
the speak pipe icon on the right side of the childlessnotbychoice.net
- Thanks again to the ladies I mentioned above, and
thank you to everyone who has been a part of the platform since day
one. You know who you are! I thank God for putting you all in my
- Want to take a quick survey? See the link below
in the show notes!
Until next time! Bye!
My contact information:
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Here are some articles Elaine forwarded to me.
Hard to believe in this day and age that there are such 'uncouth'
yet educated people and leaders in our society. But they do exist!
We really have a lot of work to do globally. I'm up to the task,
are you? Creating awareness will help eradicate this type of
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