Lorraine Reguly, B.A./B.Ed., is an author and English teacher-turned-freelancer for hire. She offers 4 different services on Wording Well to help you with writing/blogging, and editing. Lorraine has helped many become published authors!
In her interview, Lorraine shared her story of how she overcame suicidal thoughts that plagued her for years. "Deciding what to do when you are suicidal is tough. You don’t know what to do. You don’t know who to turn to. YOU JUST WANT YOUR PAIN TO END."
Lorraine was raped when she was a 14-year-old virgin and tried killing herself when she was 15 years old. She felt hopeless many times throughout her life. She was a single mom who got involved with prostitution. After going to school and becoming a high school teacher she quit teaching to return to prostitution. Her son ended up disowning her and in her pain, she smoked crack cocaine for 10 months. That was when she hit rock bottom. There was nowhere to go but....up.
After she nearly died from a burst appendix, it was a major turning point for her. She realized she did NOT want to die! She wanted to LIVE!
She quit all negative things. She reconnected with her son. She then started blogging and opened up her freelancing business a year later. Then she wrote her books.
Listen to her amazing story here: