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Hi, my name is Marsha. I am an Afro-American woman who is a mom, wife, and working woman. 


The Reason

The idea for this blog came from wanting to give my teenage daughter the knowledge and common sense needed to live in the Real World. I didn’t want her to fall into the same traps I did. 


While thinking about doing this for her, I thought about the other girls and young women who may not have someone to help them with life. So that’s how the blog, A Woman’s Outlook, was born.


Though this blog is mainly for girls and young women, there are lessons and tips here for everyone. Young and old. Female and male.


I don’t consider myself an expert. Just a 50-something-year-old woman who went through some stuff (good and bad) and learned some lessons along the way.


My Back Story

I was born into a normal family with a large support circle. I’m the oldest daughter and granddaughter. Therefore, I was a little spoiled. Eight years later, my little brother came along.


Growing up, a lot of older family and family friends gave me advice ‘like save your money’, ‘think before you speak’, things like that.  Well, being hardheaded, I didn’t listen.


I thought I knew everything, and old folks didn’t know anything.  What I didn’t know is that they had been through stuff and was trying to help me out by giving me a heads up. 


So I had all this knowledge and didn’t use it. As I went through life, I realized a lot of crap could have been avoided if I had listened to the older folks.   


I don’t want anyone else to  go through what I did. I know a lot of people won’t listen; but if one person does, then I’ve done what I set out to do.


What To Expect From A Woman’s Outlook

Here there will be straight, honest talk about lessons and tips in three topics: life, relationships, and work/school. 


Please remember these are my experiences and opinions. If I feel a subject might be sensitive to some, I will give a warning at the top of the post.


There may be some sensitive topics that I’m not aware of. If I miss some, I apologize. I don’t want anyone to be confronted by something that they’re not ready for. I want this to be a safe place to learn and share.


Also, there will be mentions of the Lord God and his son Jesus Christ from time to time. They are big folks in my life.


The Invitation

So, I invite you to come and visit for awhile.  If you have any stories or comments you’d like to share, feel free to put them in the comment section below.