Author Archives: Jane M Anderson

About Jane M Anderson

I am a forty-something single woman from Minnesota, the Twin Cities area. I have lived with rheumatoid arthritis since age four. I am learning to be comfortable in my own skin and to love myself. I am starting this blog to share my stories about how I got here and where I am going. My journal writing started at about age 15. One of my goals is to publish a book (or several) about my unique life. Another life long goal is to teach others through telling my story. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and have completed some graduate school classes in Public Policy. I enjoy public speaking, which I started in 1994 for The League of Women Voters MN, and then I continued speaking for other organizations. I also love dancing to 70's and 80's music!


I looked at the Doctors Without Borders world map the summer of 2012 and wondered, where do I want to live next? Honolulu, Hawaii was the answer that came. When I was in high school, I remember sitting on my … Continue reading

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The adventure continues

I moved out of Honolulu, Hawaii on January 22.  It was beautiful there and the people were friendly, but I couldn’t find enough money to pay for my housing.  So I moved in with my friend in California and now … Continue reading

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I am in Hawaii

Well I am still alive!  I did move to Honolulu, Hawaii 3 months ago last night.  I have not known what to write about this so far.  It has not been what I expected, but I did not know what … Continue reading

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Think Abundant Thoughts

The words you use come true!  So watch what you speak out loud, think or write.  If you frequently say, I don’t have enough, I’m always broke, then you will be.  I catch myself and turn the thought around.  I … Continue reading

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My fundraising campaign. Share this please. There is a little over a week left in my fundraising campaign.  The important part is manifesting the money for the one-way airplane ticket.  Maybe I can work with the manager about the housing … Continue reading

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I am only thinking positive

A friend last week said, “Paradise can only last for so long.”  Someone else said, “Why do you want to move away from your friends?”  My therapist said, “The island will be crowded”  and “There are few public beaches in … Continue reading

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I have posted a fundraising campaign on It is a crowd funding website. Here is the direct link to my story. I have never done online fundraising before for myself! It is not something I would have thought … Continue reading

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