Lisa Gerard Braun
I am a freelance writer, blogger, and most importantly a grandmother raising my 3 year old grandson. Visit my site of inspirational stories, personal growth, and real-life views of my journey ~ you are not alone.
A Lifetime of Judgment ~ Convicted Without a Trial
I am strapped with the unusual ability to attract judgment. The reason I find this unusual is because I easily attract the direct and opposite energy from who I am and how I live.
When I Quit College
Okay, this story is from my perspective only. My Dad’s been gone for over 20 years, so he doesn’t get a chance to be cross-examined. My Mom, bless her, has heard my version too many times and she may have forgotten how it all really went down.
About Me — Lisa Gerard Braun
Who Am I? Though my name is Lisa, it is slowly being overtaken by those who now call me Yaya. I originally hail from southern New Jersey and have lived in Florida for 11 years now. I am 56 (for another 6 weeks, anyway) and have 3 adult children, 21, 25 & 27 years old. My 2 grandchildren are 3 1/2 years old and 9 months.
You Won't Be Sitting at the Cool Kids' Table. Ever.
Rejection. No matter its presentation, it stings. It comes in many dressings but the result is the same. We weren't good enough. We didn't make the grade. Regardless of our age, acceptance will always feel better than rejection.
What's So Good About Being Second?
We walk in front of a firing squad and wonder why we got shot. We play with fire and wonder why we got burned. Such obvious concepts. And, yet, we may do it again and again.
Simone Biles v.s. Piers Morgan
She Said, He Said. It's easy to see who is the smarter of the two. "I want people to reach for their dreams and there are so many people who have inspired me with their love and encouragement along the way and I want to pass on that inspiration to readers." ~ Simone Biles, regarding her autobiography.
My First Time As a Juror
Most people didn't understand me back then. Who I am kidding? They don't understand me now either but I suspect I don't care as much.
A Dinner Date with Destiny
The reporters' microphones worked in concert with the dozens of cameras that flashed. They were thrust in his taut face and revealed his pain. Jon lost count of the video recorders.