About Gjshawk
Joined April 2017
I'm retired Navy, retired City of Grand Junction CO Police Department. Married, 5 kids, 16 grandkids. I'm 68 years old, and I'm an avid road cyclist. I rode 2544 miles in 2016, over 3000 miles in 2017, and 4158 miles in 2018. I was back down to about 2500 again in 2019.

My goal for 2020 is 5000 miles. Go big or go home, right? My current ride is a 2017 Kestrel Talon full carbon bike. I'm also about 50 lbs overweight and have diabetes. Type 2 so there's hope.

Cathy and I live in western Colorado in a town called Fruita. Cathy, who has been my wife and best friend for 43 years, taught nursing at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO. She retired in January 2019.

One of the main reasons I joined WA was because she wanted to retire too and we wanted to increase our income, or replace her income, after her retirement. She deserves to be retired as much as I do, and there are things we want to do that require a decent income. My retirement is good but we want enough income to cover our bills and other stuff that makes life fun.

Back before retirement I had two careers. I was in the Navy for about 24 years. I climbed the ladder from E-3 to O-4, and spent my last 10 years flying helicopters My Navy career ended in 1990. After that I worked for the city of Grand Junction Police Department, and retired from there in 2013.

Educationally, I have 2 Bachelor's degrees, one in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and one in Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis from Colorado Mesa University.

I hope you weren't bored silly reading my bio. Good luck to you in all your endeavors.
I'm Grant.
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Money I would be happy earning
50,000 per year and up
Money I would be ecstatic earning
100,00 per year and up
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Is 5 hours per day a good answer?
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How much money would you be happy earning?
50,000 per year and up

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
100,00 per year and up

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Is 5 hours per day a good answer?
I like these goals! I think that's actually closer to what my true goals are as well. Good luck!
Mbuckman0020 Premium
You can do it!
You got this man!
Don't lose track of your goal!
GaryHorton Premium
Hi, Grant!

You can do this. The secret is to stick with it, keep building and be patient. Your large family, Navy and law enforcement careers prove you know a thing or two about perseverance and patience.

Once you've been in Wealthy Affiliate a little while and learned a few new skills, you will realize your earning potential is truly unlimited. Please remember this is not get-rich-quick. You are building a legitimate business that will reward you for years.

I look forward to helping you build a thriving online business that earns $100K+/yr and permits your wife to retire with you. You have begun your journey and I'm pleased to be part of it.

Commit to your success and stay the course.

I'm here for you,
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brichnow21 Premium
Grant, thank you for following!
I had Colorado, on the Bucket list! I drove from , Houston to Monterey, CA, for my nephew's wedding in July, then turned around and headed to Michigan, my home state, before 1976.
First stop...Grand Junction!! One glorious ride...in my CR-V...
Cycle would be a real challenge!!
Always support our VETS!!
Make that nurse happy! Let do this!!
gjshawk Premium
I lived in Grand Junction for several years. Now I’m just 7 miles west in Fruita. We like it here.
HelenpDoyle Premium
Hi Grant, nice to hear from you. I look forward to getting to know you my new WA friend. Sorry about the delay in responding but I am a bit slow at the moment. Trying to do too many things at once.

I just left a comment on your Stuff site re cycling.

Flying helicopters sounds great. I went up in one when I was 5 and I still remember it.

If you have time I would love it if you visited my website and left a comment on a post, any one will do. The site address is fantasy-sci-fi-vision.com

Keep working hard, having fun and don’t forget to ask questions.

A very nice boss once told me, ‘Helen, when you ask a silly question everyone else breathes a collective sigh of relief because they don’t have to!’ And that is so true. No question is silly so ask away.

If I can’t help I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Now let us keep in touch.

MikeLong Premium
Hi Grant,
First: Thank you for your service, both in the Navy and in Law Enforcement. Great respect for all you do and have done !
Many years ago I lived in Carbondale, CO and worked in your neighborhood when they first went after the shale oil. Early 80's I think.
I'm also fighting off type 2. Diet and exercise keeping me away from insulin so far.
No pension on the horizon so my hope for retirement is to move my income production online, a goal I've been working towards for about 4 years now. Some success, but not enough to leave the day job yet.
Wish you all the best and if I can help in any way please let me know !

Regards !

gjshawk Premium
Thanks Mike. I hope we both reach our goals.
PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity. I am adding a link to my thought for the day hope you enjoy
gjshawk Premium
Thanks and nice to meet you.
PSheridan Premium
you too my friend
laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Grant,

Last year I visited the US on the invitation of Michael who was born in Colorado. If you look at my last post you will see a picture of him as he now is an Expat. For 3 weeks we traveled from Denver to Idaho, where he lived in Nampa these last years and then ended in Seattle, it was a great time but the distances are huge so I had a sore butt.
In case you need a good source for writing do have a look at my post on the Spanish priest and the world library, you might find it helpful.
Thank you for the follow and good luck.

Regards, Taetske