I am full-time employed, widowed with 3 children. One girl (teenager) and two young boys. I live on a rural property in South Africa. On our property we have a small pig farming operation, some free range chickens and a few pets (2 dogs, 4 cats, 1 budgie).
I worked in Johannesburg for 17 years in the IT department of a corporate company. We chose to move to a small town (my home town) in search of a better quality of life. although the lifestyle is much better than the corporate rat-race, the income earning potential from a traditional job does not come close.
That's why I am here.
Ultimately I want to replace the income from my full-time job by owning at least one successful online business. At that point I can then consider working from home and really start developing and enjoying the property we have.
I also hope to meet some interesting people and make a few friends.
Update Jan 2015
Wow! I have learnt so much in the time I have been here, but I also realise how much there is to learn. The wealth of information we have access to here still amazes me. It is great to be at a point where I am able to help a lot of people and still get help from those that know more than me.
I have met some great people and I believe I am on track to making good progress this year. Perhaps a little slower than most due to time constraints, but making progress all the same.
I will be here for a long time, I don't plan on going anywhere else :)