Hi, I'm Gary and pleased to meet you. Thanks for having me here in this wonderful community.
The rather mysterious profile name, GCD, is actually just my initials. I tried adding GaryD; GaryDee; and various variations to that but they were taken. Rather than spend too long trying to find a "suitable" available name, I just opted for my initials.
I am married and currently living in Oz. and looking forward to my journey here with Wealthy Affiliate.
Born in Rhodesia (how many know where that is and what it is called now?), I completed my schooling and national service there and then moved to South Africa with my parents and sister.
[Very] soon after marrying my wife, Trish, we moved to Ireland where we lived for 9 years before moving to Australia which is where we now reside. We don't see any more big moves in the future but then again, as I often say "never say never" so let's just say if/when WA starts generating the kind of income I would like it to, anything is possible :)
Interests have included running (cross country at school and a few half marathons, 20 miler's and plenty in-between), cycling, skydiving where I went on to become an instructor, beekeeping, watercolor painting, sketching (well a deep desire to want to be able to do it). I'd like to try my hand at growing bonsai trees.
Since being made redundant from my last job, I struggled to find work (ironic because I couldn't find work in the field I actually got into Australia for), but it was very probably due to the age group I reached - nifty fifties (imho).
That's when we decided that I should try to make it on my own (we'd often spoken about it, so then was as good a time as any). Well, it's been a really tough ride and still have not 'made it' yet.
Without going into it all, let's just say I really need to make this work now and I do honestly get a sense that WA is the right place for that to happen. I have been a member for a little over four months now and love the community and the training here. I have created my first site in WA and have enjoyed it. I now just need to monetize it and then rinse/repeat.
I have a lot to learn but I am teachable so I would greatly appreciate any help that you can offer.
Thank you all for the warm welcome and wonderful support.
You're an amazing community that I am proud to be a part of. Thank you!
Wishing each and every one of you who stumble across my profile every success in life and in your business here in WA.
EDIT: It's been a little over 4-months now and still no traction on my site yet. I have also created a second site. You're welcome to check them out and if you have any advice or comments, please feel free to share. I'm coachable, and won't take things personally. To your success. Gary.