I'm 53 and currently live in the San Francisco Bay area of Northern California. I'm originally from a small rural coal mining community in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. Both my father and grandfather were miners.
I worked as an on air radio broadcaster and Program Director for 14 years before becoming a registered nurse. I've worked the last 18 years as a RN in mental health care.
At this point in my life I'd like to move from punching the clock to something that will give me more satisfaction and flexibility than working for someone else. I believe time, not money is now the most valuable commodity and I no longer desire to continue in that direction.
My goal is a full time income from my online business. I'm not looking for a fortune or flashy lifestyle, as I said, money is not the most valuable commodity in my mind. My strongest motivation is to have the freedom to spend my time with my family and take each new day on my own terms.
I also feel the obligation to help others find non traditional ways to make a living, as I feel the deck is becoming more and more stacked against the majority attempting to follow the traditional methods of doing things. My heart breaks to see so many good decent young people coming out of colleges with a mountain of debt, but no way for them to repay them because the fundamental structure of our world has changed. I want to learn to earn an online living, and after achieving that goal, help as many others as possible learn to do the same.
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1. I could completely replace my nursing income at $5000/mo. and live very comfortably. As I see gmoney1620 has already commented, it's a bit expensive here in CA and I live in the SF Bay area which is beautiful, but not cheap for sure. :)
2. Ecstatic? Hmm that's a pretty LARGE adjective. I'll go with a yearly figure of between 150 to 175,000.
3. Well I've been grinding out the hours hitting that time clock to the tune of 32 hours / wk for the last few years. Seems I should at least be willing to commit to that number. In actuality though, I'm a bit obsessive and when I get interested in something, find it mentally stimulating that is, 10 and 12 hour days are not uncommon, if history is any indicator.