I've been asked, more times than I'm able to count, "how did you do that?". That question usually follows the "hey, it's good to see you! what are you doing now?". The person asking is usually someone I worked with at the beginning of my career, went to school with or just knew me from way back when. The question almost always comes up in the most inopportune place to respond...the grocery store, the nail salon or while I'm desperately trying not to fall off the treadmill. And because I'm never in a good head space in those times, my response is often along the lines of "wow, that's a loaded question. How about email me later, lets talk then." Some people actually follow through and email or text me. But there are a number of them who don't, only to run into me again..and repeat the same song and dance.
Until recently, I never took the time to focus on a real response because I've never really thought it was a big deal. I mean..I've not put much effort into figuring out when things turned the corner in my life because..well I guess because it's my life. I'm living it. I turned a corner and kept moving. Yes, I do reflect and take time to just enjoy the moment. But to really pin-point a turning point..I, for no specific reason hadn't thought to memorialize. While I don't think it's detrimental to anything not to, I do believe it's helpful. Helpful to those who wonder how someone goes from horrible low
income jobs, broke, evicted and a friends floor away from homelessness, to financially comfortable, home-ownership and enjoying some of the best years yet. It's helpful to know how this came to be and it's even more helpful to know that it's not a secret and not out of your reach.
Allow me to introduce myself. I'm a wife, a mother and a professional Career Consultant. I'm a mentor a friend and a coffee aficionado...lol or maybe I just drink a lot of coffee. I'm a wannabe interior designer, a freelance writer and now a transitioning content creator. If you'll indulge me..I'll finally answer the questions about what I do and how I did it. I think we'll have a good time...or at least I will. Not sure what to expect..I'm sure we'll figure it out along the way. I hope to inspire you, provoke you or make you think about assessing whats around you and determine if it makes sense for the space you're in right now. If it doesn't..maybe we can figure out where it belongs. Who knows..the only thing I'm really confident about is that I'm finally making time to answer your questions. So lets go..