I am an experienced marketer and website designer
. I started out many, many
ago as a computer programmer. I left the workforce to stay home when my
kids were born. I home schooled and did day care for a while and then
when my marriage broke up, I started selling the advertising on church bulletins. I
realized that I loved sales and marketing! The church bulletin company
pulled out of the Chicago area just as I was having my first success as
an internet marketer and the rest… as they say… is history!
When my divorce finally went through
(after 4 years, don’t ask!) I grabbed my kids and we fled to a very
small town in northern Wisconsin. I was so grateful for my online
businesses because they allowed me to pick up and move without worrying
about finding work locally.
Several years ago my parents both became
very ill. Originally from Chicago, they had retired down in Arizona 25
years earlier. But now they were in their 80’s and my mother needed a
great deal of care and my father had suddenly been diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s and now he needed care also. Once again, having my own
online business saved my life, allowing me do go down there and get
them, bring them up to live with me and care for them in my home. After
a few months with us my mother passed away peacefully here at home. My
father’s Alzheimer’s continued to get worse but he was still the
sweetest funniest dearest man in the world. My father passed away on
March 22 2008, 2 years and 1 day after my mother.
So now I (try to) balance my
responsibilities to my family with my work as a marketer and web
master… and sometimes find a few minutes to myself for fishing, kite
flying and a few other hobbies.