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Brenda Pace ~ The Woman Behind My Girly Parts

Brenda Pace

Yes I know I missed last week’s  episode  😉

But this week, I must highlight someone’s profile despite being quite busy with some offline stuffs. She’s a friend and faithful reader. After interacting with this wonderful and encouraging lady, I discovered my list of awesome friends won’t be complete without her.

Before entering into some details about Bren, you may want to check out bloggers I have featured in the past.

Meet Brenda Pace!

Brenda Pace

Brenda Pace, otherwise known as Brenda Lee or Bren by her closest friends, comes to us from the First State of Delaware. Brenda is passionate about spending time with her husband, a United States Air Force Veteran, and her two furchildren, Titan and ZueZue.

When she’s not hanging out with family, she loves surfing the web, networking with others online, and blogging.

You Have To Pay The Bills

Unfortunately, spending time with family is like a part-time job, as 5 days a week she heads out into Corporate America working as an Administrative Assistant. Yes, one has to pay the bills even if they aren’t passionate about the way they achieve it.

Brenda longs to be able to work–from-home as a Freelancer and is currently working on building her own freelance business.

It Hasn’t Been Easy

Brenda didn’t have such an easy life, although with every tragedy that was thrown her way, it only made her that much stronger.

She grew up in an alcoholic home with a prestigious business person for a father who loved to drink. A mother who only wanted to have a happy family and children, and an adopted brother 5-years her senior who at the age of 5, was already a headcase.

At 11 years old, her mother passed away suddenly causing Brenda to fall into a depression. The death of her mother caused her to grow up faster than other children her age as she now had to step up and become the homemaker.

Her father, being the alcoholic he was, couldn’t stand being alone and married rather quickly. The family grew to a new wife or “stepmom” and three step-siblings. Her adopted brother was thrown out of the house to live on the streets. It was so disturbing to Brenda that she withdrew even more.

Fast Forward to the Working World

Brenda’s first job was in retail. At 16 years old, she began working at a popular department store as first, a stockroom clerk and eventually a cashier. This job followed her through high-school and into her first year of college.

Young love swept her off her feet as she dropped out of college, majoring as a Medical Office Assistant. Of course, that relationship didn’t work out, and she forced herself into the Administration field as a Secretary.

Brenda has spent over 31 years mastering many administrative and clerical skills, including Marketing, Graphic Design, and Word Processing.

An Intro to the World of Blogging

In 2010, Brenda rescued a twice rejected American Bulldog mix. Due to the severity of the dysfunction of the dog, Brenda launched her first blog called “Pibbles & Me. Pibbles & Me was a journal documenting the life of her new found love. She still can’t believe to this day, that she started out on Blogger. “What was I thinking?” she said.

After two years of blogging about dogs and networking with many other animal bloggers, she got slightly bored and wanted to expand her niche. A few different WordPress.com blogs came and went until she created My Girly Parts.

My Girly Parts was launched in 2012. The initial theme was to talk about hormonal changes in women. However, she soon realized that My Girly Parts was going to be much more than that. She began networking with other bloggers in many different niches. Her love for WordPress.org grew.

She networked with the right people and learned quickly how to start designing blogs using Genesis Framework from Studiopress. This is when the obsession really began.

Building a Community

Brenda’s passion for networking women together grew stronger. Women were coming out of the woodwork to see what My Girly Parts was about. They were getting braver at commenting on some of the sensitive nature posts. This enlightened her and has pushed her to continue after many attempts to leave the blogging behind.

In 2014, Brenda opened up My Girly Parts to Guest posts or Contributor’s as she likes to call them. Having a few different voices worked very well for My Girly Parts. It also gave other bloggers a chance to step outside their current niched websites and try out something new. The Contributors quickly grew into Team My Girly Parts. These are some bloggers that most of you know very well and admire. The Team continues to grow even to this day.

Work Woes

Brenda continues to work as an Administrative Assistant in the same position she started over ten years ago. The Company has made cutbacks in the past couple of years causing her workload to expand to the point of her job being overwhelming. So overwhelming that is has taken a toll on her health leaving her mental status in danger. She battles depression and anxiety on a daily basis, mostly due to her position.

She has been looking for other work but being in a small rural area, jobs aren’t paying enough for her to leave her current job.

After watching some of her best friends in the blogging world build their own lucrative online business, the thought of becoming her own boss set in.

Time to Take Action

Brenda began searching for ways to make money online. She heard of monetizing her blog and joined a few Affiliate programs as well as Adsense.  Then the thought of accepting Sponsored Content on My Girly Parts came into vision. She heard many of her friends were doing such, and it was a way to begin making money through her blog.

She currently accepts Sponsored Content for a nominal fee and is seeking more online opportunities.

As an addition to Sponsored Content on her site, she recently launched her own Freelance business. Services she intends to offer are Blog Content for other sites, Ghost Writing, Web/Blog Design, Social Media Marketing, and Virtual or Local Administrative Services.

Brenda started joining a few Virtual Assistant job sites as well as Freelance Writing and is actively seeking opportunities. Once she can figure out how to master her “at home” job and making the same amount of money, she will leave Corporate America behind, for good.

She wanted to take the time to thank a select few friends for helping her grow into the online persona she is today.

  • Cori of Not Now Mom’s Busy has encouraged her to venture out into the Freelance/Work-At-Home world.
  • Donna of Donna Merrill Tribe, who is always there to support her in her new adventures and offer advice on how to push further.
  • Adrienne of AdrienneNet,who taught her how to build a Community of wonderful and supportive people.
  • And to the many people who have been so generous to blog about Social Media and Genesis Framework.

The Pursuit Continues

No matter how challenging it may get, Brenda foresees a career at home in the near future. Her mission is to not only work-at-home but also to help people with the Blogging and Social Media Needs. She is working on many behind the scene projects and hopes to share them with her peers in the future.

Time to interact with Branda

Now, make out time to chat with Brenda here. Drop her a comment below. Check out her blog here and connect with her on Facebook

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Emebu

Hi Muki,

I must say patience is a virtue that everyone that desires success must acquire. Brenda from what i have read herein is a lady endowed with the spirit of vision, focus and dedication; this in no small measure amounted to her uncommon success in life and all she does.

I therefore admonish everyone to be patient, have a vision, discipline yourself and be committed to the pursuit of your vision.

    Brenda Lee

    Hi Emebu,

    Great to see you here! I love what you said there about patience. That is one characteristic that I’m not very good at. When I want things, I generally want it now versus years from now. However, I am learning to pace myself and not to totally stress myself out over the process.

    Thanks for taking time to leave a reply here. Very much appreciated.

    B

Monna Ellithorpe

Hi Enstine,
Thank you for sharing the world of Brenda Lee Pace. I just recently met her at PAC and I see she has quite a few great role models to follow.

Brenda, I see you have determination and a plan in mind. Wishing you great success in your venture to work from home.

    Brenda Lee

    Hi Monna,

    I am very determined to make my dream happen but as with everything, it will take some time. With all you wonderful people supporting me, I’m sure I’ll conquer it. Thanks for stopping by to share with us!

    B

Brenda Lee

Hi Enstine!

Let me tell you how honored I am to be amongst all the all great bloggers and to have made it on your site! You have always welcomed me and made me feel at home and I’ll forever be gracious for that.

Thank you for featuring me! Have a fabulous week ahead!

B

    Enstine Muki

    I’m so pleased to have you on board my dear friend. Thanks for all you’ve been doing to promote my blog and give me exposure.

    Your presence in my community is pure gold to me so you can imagine my excitement right now 😉

    do have a wonderful rest of the week

      Brenda Lee

      You have such a kind heart, Enstine. Friends are there to support one another and I can’t help but return the favor.

      Hope you have some scheduled downtime coming for yourself!

      B

Debbie D.

So nice to see my blogging friend, Brenda, featured here, Enstine. 🙂 I first met her through Pibbles ‘n’ Me and have enjoyed all of her blogs.

Hi Brenda; Looks like you’re making great inroads with your blogging career. Congrats! Thanks also for giving me a contributor’s spot on My Girly Parts.

    Enstine Muki

    Thanks Debbie for shouting out to Brenda on this post.
    I love to have you both in m y community 😉

    So how has the week been?

    Brenda Lee

    Hey Debbie!

    Fancy seeing you here! I’m trying my best to make it, my friend. With Enstine and the rest of my “mentors”, I know I can achieve whatever I put my mind too.

    It’s been great having you contribute to MGP and please remember, the door is always open there for you.

    B

Donna Merrill

Hi Enstine,

Thanks for having Bren as your guest on this post. Just when you think you know about a person…you get to know even more via this interview.

Bren, I didn’t know much about your past. Girl that’s what made you so strong today. I sure can resonate with depression and anxiety…Have that myself my friend. It is a constant battle but we learn so much from it.

I remember your first blog with your awesome dog. As a dog lover myself I connected with you immediately. Now fast forward to today! You are doing such a great job with your blog. It gives women a chance to discuss other things rather than always talking business.

I am so humbled and grateful you mentioned me in this post. I truly love you and if there is anything you need…reach out to me…..I am here for you.

-Donna

    Brenda Lee

    Hello my dear friend,

    You have been with me since I started out in blogging. I think you’ve seen my success and some of my “just practicing” moments. You inspire me on a daily basis and help me push myself further each day. I admire your spunk, you passion for helping people, and your loyalty. Let me not forget about our love for furchildren!

    You truly are a blessing in my life, Donna. I can’t wait until I’m able to head north and give you a big ole hug!

    B

Shamsudeen Adeshokan

Hi Bren,

Nice to meet you here on Enstine’s blog.

You have such a touching story to tell from the past; good you share it with us to learn from.

Well….anxiety and depression are what most people go through in life, and it could break us down in time if not handled with care properly.

I have experience it, and still do to this day. Though, I now learn to get prepared for the best or worse situation so things don’t caught me unaware and left a big hole in my heart.

Thanks for being our today’s featured blogger, nice having you here.

    Brenda Lee

    Hello Shamsudeen,

    I’m sorry to hear about your battle with depression and anxiety my new friend. Where do you find the strength to continue on? There are days I just want to stay in bed all day long. However, my passion for wanting my own business keeps me going and will until I can achieve it.

    Thank you for sharing with us. It’s great to meet you.

    B

Adrienne

Hi Enstine,

Another wonderful guest I see and it was nice to read more about Brenda.

Thanks for sharing this with us Brenda, some of this I wasn’t aware of while other parts I did having gotten to know you a little better throughout the time we’ve been connected.

I see you as a very strong and determined lady. One that doesn’t let anything hold her back. I do sympathize with you about the stressful job situation. I was once there myself which is another reason I walked away from corporate America as well. You’ll get there though my friend and I have a feeling you’ll do really well with freelancing.

Thanks again for sharing this with us and for the mention. I’m honored and thrilled that I’ve been able to help you with your own journey too. That puts a big smile on my face.

You have a great day and thanks again Enstine for having this fabulous lady share more about her with us.

~Adrienne

    Brenda Lee

    Hey Adrienne!

    I remember you sharing your journey with me and it inspired me. Your articles on Building a Community have inspired me to build my own “mini” one. 🙂 There are so many great things I have learned about you as well as from you. I hope to continue our friendship well into the future.

    Thanks for being such a great mentor.

    B

MINHAJ UDDIN

Hi Enstine,
Wow! It’s so much pleasure to meet with Brenda! Really, in this weekend i take some time to read more about Brenda, and her blog too!

Definitely, going to check out her blog soon!

Thanks for introducing about Brenda with us.

    Brenda Lee

    Hi Minhaj,

    It’s awesome of you to hop over to my website and leave such a kind message. Enstine is truly a great friend to have featured me on his site so I can meet such wonderful people.

    It’s great to meet you!

    B

Sherman Smith

Hey Brenda,

It’s great to meet you and you have an inspiring story. I look up to people that can go through life’s many challenges and still able to pull through and succeed.

It sounds like we have similar goals because I also want to show people how to leverage a blog to grow a home business. I started out in network maketing and now more focus on affiliate market.

Thanks Enstine for sharing her story and I’ll see you around Brenda!

    Brenda Lee

    Hi Sherman!

    Life is all about challenges now, isn’t it? I can’t imagine a life without. How boring it would be.

    I’m glad to hear about your mission to help others. I have read many of your articles and find them truly insightful. Affiliate Marketing has fascinated me over the years so I look forward to finding out more from you.

    Thanks for stopping by to share your kind words with us.

    B

Brent Jones

Enstine! Nice choice for a blogger to feature. 🙂

Brenda,

When I first read the title of this post, I thought Enstine was trying to tell us all something. Having never heard of “My Girly Parts” before, I thought Enstine was suggesting you were his cosmestic surgeon or something!

Pleased to make your acquaintance, Brenda!

Brent

    Brenda Lee

    haha Hi Brent!

    Great to meet you here! Yes, I know the blog name can scare some off but it’s honestly not about “parts”. It’s a true community of women and some men networking together. Cosmetic Surgeon huh? No there’s an idea!

    Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts with us. Much appreciated!

    B

Kurt Kummerer

Hi Brenda,

Nice to meet you here on Enstine’s blog. Your story is incredible and is a testament to whatever you put your mind to you can make happen. Regardless of the obstacles you face.

Like you I am working on escaping the rat race of corporate America, and blog full-time. You’ll get there in no time. Thanks for sharing your story here as it is really inspiring.

Thanks for having Brenda on today Enstine.

Kurt

    Brenda Lee

    Hi Kurt,

    Great to meet you! You all are so kind thinking my story is inspiring. I truly appreciate that.

    I hope you find your right path to “escape” the daily grind and find your own “paradise”. Thanks for sharing with us!

    B

Dan Ewah

Hi Brenda,

Your story is inspiring, it goes to show that with persistence and focus we can really achieve what we set our heart to achieve.

I’m glad you never gave up and thank Goodness for blessing with some amazing ladies that helped at different times in your Blogging business.

And thanks Enstine for having Brenda here.

Cheers

Dan

    Brenda Lee

    Hi Dan,

    Thank you for your kind words! I have the determination, let’s just hope I have the patience. 🙂 I can’t go wrong with my posse supporting me.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    B

Ryan Biddulph

I enjoyed learning more about Brenda’s story, Enstine. Really fun read. She has a strong, supportive network around her, with folks like Cori, Donna and Adrienne helping her along the way. Fab domain name too, and who doesn’t like fur babies LOL. I see her beautiful furry ones on Triberr quite a bit these days. Keep up the inspired work Brenda, you’re becoming freer by the day!

Ryan

    Brenda Lee

    Hi Ryan,

    So happy to hear you say such kind words. You’re right, with such great supporters and mentors like all of you, I can’t help but not succeed, right? I always appreciate reading your journies and am proud to call you a friend.

    Thanks for taking time from Paradise to share here.

    B

ikechi

Hi Brenda

What a story and I could just imagine what you had to go through in your life.

I must commend you Brenda because despite the challenges you had to go through as a teenager, you were able to get your life together.

II must say that your blog is great and your message is thought provoking. Thanks for sharing your story.

Hats off Enstine for sharing this to everyone. It is inspiring.

    Brenda Lee

    Hi Ikechi!

    Thank you for your kind words, Ikechi. They mean so much to me. Hope you’re having a great weekend! Thanks for sharing with us.

    B

Khagesh Darji

Hey Enstine,
Welcome Brenda to this blog.
And many thanks to Enstine for sharing this post with us.

    Brenda Lee

    Hello Khagesh,

    Thank you for the welcome. It’s great to meet you.

    B

saransh

Hey Brenda
Sometimes i get inspired by you and your story

Rahul Zajari

Hey Brenda welcome,
Thanks enstine sir for sharing inspiringstory of her with us.
Cheers,
Rahul

Nicole Pary

Hey Brenda,
A struggle journey make a person is more terrific of its life, but you are amazing and I’m reading your blog https://www.mygirlyparts.com/, awesome writer.
Thanks for shared and great effort or enjoyed to reading this article too much.. 🙂

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