Hello to all in the Wealthy Affiliate community! My name is Heather, and this is my very first foray into the world of Online Business. I'm 28 years old, and I'm from East Tennessee. I've been married for two years and we have an amazing 5 year old son. I am a professional in the the Beauty Industry as a hair stylist & makeup artist, and since my son has just started Kindergarten, I've been thinking more about ways to invest my time to develop some new skills. I was previously employed in management in a Franchise salon, but as I'm sure many of your know when the focus becomes more about making money & less about employees satisfaction, things can get ugly. The man that owned my shop had zero experience in the Beauty industry (he had been a regional manager for a national seafood chain before that), and he really didn't understnd what it means to be truly passionate about your craft. After two and a half years of dealing with all sorts of questionable ethics & practices and even some verbal & emotional abuse, I left. I have no income now except for what I make from home taking clients at my house. My husband is disabled & only receives a small government check each month. So my goal in WA is to learn how to develop the skills I need to help me be financially independent so I can support my family while also being able to spend more time with them. I'm a very artistic person, and also very motivated to succeed. I like to teach others any skills that I may be able to pass along, and I've always been a great listener & advice giver! I love hair, makeup, tattoos & motherhood and would love to use my creative passion to build a gathering place for other women like myself. I'm out to show that that becoming a parent & being responsible and mature doesn't have to mean you lose your "self"..... I'm a pierced & tattooed mom who is also a respected professional, I would love to be an example for others like myself.