About Feochadan
Joined June 2019
In my 55 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 Plus
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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EddieAlbert Premium
Hi D
Welcome to WA. I congratulate you. Thank you for the following.
You have a very interesting Bio. I like. If there is anything I can do for you do let me know. I have had a similar journey to your bio, ha ha ha, but have decided to move on. Life is too short..
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Nicole1414 Premium
Hi fellow Canadian:) . Thanks for the follow. I just read your profile. Sounds like you’ve had an interesting adventure! Nunavut... I have always wanted to go there I must say... I want to eventually go live somewhere slow paced.. I don’t live in a big city but I do live on the city and have all my life... one of my goals is to move up north from where I’m living right now... anyhow nice to meet you 🌸😊
TedBliss Premium
So glad to hear that WA has provided a secure place in your life. You're in the right place to expand your horizons and be able to stay put at the same time. Thanks for "following" me and have much success online getting to the next step in your life. Many Blessings. Ted
VonWright Premium
Now you are what I call a hero! You'veorgainzed, restructured, regained your confidence, dropped the stress and began living again.

That's what getting older means, wisdom to call the right shots! you have all the tools and you still have dreams and a projected lifestyle. Good for you!

Glad to be a part of your family!


"Always Progress!"
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Thank you so much!
KazeK Premium
Oh my days Dariene! What a story! you've bounced back harder than ever, and we are lucky as anything to find WA! i joined just a month later than you, and i'm bouncing back after losing my fiance(i'm 23) i'm gunna be fighting to get her back!, Born and bred Chinese in Scotland) hoping to learn from you here at WA! Journeys are to be enjoyed, no slept on :)

Wishing you all the best,

P.S who knows, hubby 3 could be round the corner haha, if its meant to be, its meant to be!