About Feochadan
Joined June 2019
In my 53 years, I have had many jobs, careers and down-right cooky adventures! I love to try different things and although this has made my friends and especially my family question my sanity, I prefer to take the road less traveled.

I started off in college taking computer programming as that was a hobby of mine as a teenager but dropped out after the first semester to set up a database for a mutual funds company (enter my time selling mutual funds as well). I then decided to move from the tiny community I was living in, to the "big city" - Calgary, Alberta where after many temp jobs to test the waters became a corporate paralegal. This took me to become a freelance paralegal and then to start my own rural blue-box recycling program.

After getting tired of the rat race, I decided to try out the homesteading thing. Yep, I packed up what was necessary and moved across the country to my own piece of land and started building a cordwood (or stack wall) house only to find that I had much more interest in actually working (at ANYTHING) than my husband did. End of marriage #1.

After marrying husband #2 (a criminal defense lawyer) in a nearby town, we both decided that there were many more opportunities in the newly created northern Canadian territory of Nunavut. I went back to my beginnings as a paralegal but soon moved on to become a program administrator in community informatics and international diplomacy and a leader in the North American region (NARALO) of ICANN, attending 3 international conferences a year and promoting community needs withing the ICANN architecture. After about 5 years of that harried and extremely dog-eat-dog, confrontational milieu I faced total burnout and my life went into a downward spiral. I needed to de-stress and slow things down.

After living in Canada's Great White North for nearly 15 years, I decided to move back down south to Nova Scotia. To the middle of NOWHERE in Nova Scotia, in fact, where I now have a small farm, raise Highland cattle, chickens and various other critters and work from home. Although Husband #2 decided the location in Nova Scotia as he had to live near water (I'm on an island with a total population of less than 500) he decided he preferred to stay in the rat race of Nunavut and wanted no part of it. Start the worst part of my life where my self-worth was taken down to negative numbers. End of marriage #2.

So, here I am, back to the bucolic life and ENJOYING EVERY BIT OF IT! It is wonderful to be back to my roots and back to nature. Wealthy Affiliates has provided me with the support I needed in its wonderful community and a way to provide for myself and be FREE! I absolutely love what I am doing, love the local community as well as the supportive community in WA. I think I have finally found my niche and certainly a heaping teaspoon of happiness!

Life is a journey and I am going to savor every little bit of it!

Darlene Thompson

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Money I would be happy earning
Money I would be ecstatic earning
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
8 hours per day
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Jun 15, 2019
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Feochadan Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?

How much would you be ecstatic earning?

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
8 hours per day
Kyle Premium Plus
Superb goals Darlene! You have a large network and community here at WA that you can leverage for help and support along the way, myself included.

It all starts with a goal...then is followed by action...then is followed by results. This is going to be how it pans out for you and I can't wait to hear about all of your successes in the days, weeks, and months ahead! :)
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Suzay Premium
So curious about your handle, Feochadan, quite a mystery. Hmm.
Anyways I'm following you and this shall be fun.
You have lived an interesting life, I know how errors of commitment can be costly. Time and commitment are lost because we follow external factors like other people's influence.

We do not yet know how to live from our own heart, which is our seat of consciousness. Our real being is all internal as our true beautiful and alive, pure and joyful selves really do live there.
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SGame Premium
Hi, just wanted to stop by and thank you for the follow!

You've certainly had a whirlwind of a life! I don't think very many people would have perservered or adapted to change quite well, but you seem to have taken it all in stride! That's impressive!

I'm glad that you're enjoying your journey here at WA, and yes, having the freedom to be your own boss, doing what you love is priceless! It's a joy I hope to experience soon!

I wish you continued success in your endeavors!
Rob001 Premium
Hi Darlene,

I was interested to read your profile message, you descriptive style is very good.

I glad to hear you are enjoying what you do now. It must make all the not-so-good-times seem worth it, if you know what I mean. I too have had numerous jobs in various industries but I have no regrets or feelings of, if I had done this or not done that etc. Those things are negative to me and achieve nothing.

I am new to WA and making slow progress but I know why and it will change next month, when I shall have much more time.

I wish you every success and happiness.
katmac Premium
Hi and lovely to meet you. Thanks for sharing your amazing adventures of life in your profile. You've certainly not held back and kept on taking risks and making changes, well done!
I'm glad you found Wealthy Affiliate. I hope this adventure is one you can sink your teeth in and gain much success with.
Oh, and thanks for the follow, I'm following you back :)
All the best
Feochadan Premium
Thank you so much and its so nice to meet you! All the success with WA to you too!
Louis55 Premium

Thanks for following me. Your life has been an adventure. Although you wouldn't have gotten to where you are at if you didn't experience all the previous things. I too have gone to the bottom of the barrel and have risen a couple of times. I now know what I need to do in life to make myself happy. If not I won't be of any use to anyone else. Take care.