Part of my goal for 2014 is to have a post on my blog site every day. As I mentioned on the first of the year, I don’t want to necessarily write every day (although that would be great). Rather, I want to post something. Pictures, videos, something.
Although I am still working out a ‘subject schedule’, I think I will devote my Fridays to promoting people I know and their works and success. Hence, welcome to the first ever danaCreative Friendly Friday. Okay, I guess you can say the idea is somewhat borrowed from Twitter’s #FollowFriday, but I am going to give you more than just a Twitter handle to follow and forget.
Instead, I will share a little bit about how I know the person I’m highlighting, as well as information on where you can find them on the Internet.
With all that as the backdrop, I would like to introduce you to Sue Markovitch. I first met Sue via what I affectionately refer to as my music family. That is, the collection of music fans with whom I interact, most of which came together through the music of Sister Hazel. It started with us interacting on the old Sister Hazel message board. Her avatar was the tattoo she has of the Lyrics for Life logo. We got to know each other, and we soon came to realize we were, at the time, living parallel lives with regards to love and heartbreak. We were kindred spirits, finding in each other strength, guidance, and encouragement through the emotional tough times. Our friendship was purely virtual and online, but it was, off the bat, something special.
Sue was there for me, specifically when I had an emotionally devastating setback in summer of 2006. I was driving back home from a day trip to Miami, and I remember spending hours with her on the phone and she calmly talked me off the proverbial ledge. This is someone whom I never met in person, but she made the time for me to help me when I needed it most. When we finally met in person a couple of years ago on The Rock Boat, all we could do was hug, laugh, and cry; cry the tears of joy you shed when you see someone you’ve missed for such a long time.
In her own words, Sue is a, “writer, fitness coach, personal trainer, spiritual guide, seeker of truth, child of God, (and) student of life.” She is also the owner of Clear Rock Fitness in Ohio. Furthermore, Sue just released her first book “I Know What to Do, I Just Don’t Do It: How to Break Free from the Lies that Keep You Frustrated, Overweight, and Out of Shape.” I am looking forward to reading it, and I am so incredibly excited for Sue and the success she’s having with both her fitness studio and book.
And if you’re looking for a daily boost of motivation, be sure to check out her Twitter feed at
Sue is one of the many people in my life whom I consider a blessing and a great friend. I hope you check out her sites, and that she provides for you the same inspiration she does for me.
5 thoughts on “Friendly Friday – Sue Markovitch”
I just love reading about friendships like this! So rear but utterly more touching!
Thank you so much, Michelle.
Great story! This reminded me of a book that my pastor’s wife gave me for Christmas by Debbie Macomber: God’s Guest List 0 Welcoming This Who Influence Our Lives. It’s an easy read with short chapters and lots of true anecdotes to illustrate her points. I think you and Lee would enjoy it if you have time for another book on your list. I like your “Friendly Friday” idea, too! Keep writing, Gil – you’re good at it.
Thank you so much, CJ. I am enjoying the challenge of contributing something back to the world on a daily basis. I am viewing my blog now as laying a fresh new foundation for greater things down the road. I will also be sure to check out your friend’s book.