What should I say about myself? I am 37 years old live in Canada. I come from an Italian background and therefore love my food and red wine:) I have a very well-paying and stable job that comes with many medical/health benefits and retirement pension. Despite this, I have always felt that I am missing the passion for my job but I have never been a risk taker to be an entrepeneur. As the years go on, I am more and more determined not to spend as much time at work because I am newly married and want to start a family. In addition, health and fitness & travel are my two passions but these are both 2 very competitive fields and although I can use these in the affiliate marketing world, I want a career in affiliate marketing to allow me to be able to personally enjoy these 2 passions more often.
This crisis going on with the Corona virus has happened at a very crucial point in my life. For the first time, I followed my dream to take a 1 year sabbatical to travel. Since as yound as 16 years old, I wanted to do this but always put education and career first. Well finally, after 3 years of planning with my husband and getting this approved with work (may I add this is a one shot deal), we left on September 1, 2019. I enjoyed every second of the 6 months travelling, visiting 16 Countries and then my dream came to an end halfway through the year sabbatical, forcing my husband and I to return to Canada and we are now in self-isolation. This crisis may possibly last long enough that we will not be able to travel again but we hope that we may be able to recover some time this summer and travel some more before having to return to work in September.
So where does this crisis and recent travelling experiennce leave me? It has given me the time to really reflect on my life and how short and precious it is. One thing for sure is that I want to travel MORE. But the other thing that is very clear to me right now the is the current ECONOMIC crisis - because of my stable job, I have no financial worries. So on the one hand, exploring other options like affiliate marketing seems irrational because I have financial stability with my current job for the rest of my life. But on the other hand, I know there is something missing for me and I will only be able to figure that out by trusting my gut and trying. At this moment I have all the TIME necessary to explore, learn and implement a game plan in affiliate marketing. I have nothing to lose right?
I look forward to learning and getting to know this community. As much as this seems so overwhelming because I have zero skills in this domain, I am going to take a leap of faith and trust the process.