My name is Paula. I am interested in learning to build websites that will help me to work from home while at the same time earn an income. I love helping people and have a love of teaching, so I want to help, first, those who want to learn about making your house a home and, second, help people learn to build a website so I will be creating a website to inform them about Wealthy Affiliate.
I started working at a very young age, babysitting in the neighborhood where I grew up as well as tutoring some of my neighbor's children. I also helped my brother with a paper route. I always had a love for reading and learning things when I was young and have never grown out of that. My grandmother was a teacher and I think that I inherited her love of teaching and I learned to love walking on my paper route.
As I got older (age 15), I got a job working in a little local grocery store and worked there mostly on the weekends. I worked there for several years and ran the store by myself on Sundays until I got a new job working at Krogers as a grocery checker. I moved from there to working at a fabric store while attending the local college branch and got two years of college in before quitting school and getting married.
Once married, we moved around quite a bit while my husband got transferred from one location to another by his company. I worked several different jobs while moving from place to place. Then, we moved back home, to run a pet store and after 10 years I was able to finish my college work and graduate. I first earned my Associate Degree in Business and then the following year I earned my Bachelor Degree in Computer Science.
The same year that I graduated, 1984. we adopted our first child, a son named Joshua, after 11 years of marraige. Five years later we had a baby girl, Jayma, and two years after that another daughter, Julianna. Two years later I was divorced and a single mother of 3.
Fifteen years later I met my new partner, Charlie, and we are very happy and in love. My sweetheart's profession is Swimming Pool Maintenance and Repair. My partner also has a son, Kai, who lives locally and is considered by me to be my second son.
All 4 of the children in our collective blended family are now grownups and on their own at one level or another. My eldest son, Joshua, was born on April Fool's day, 1984, and he has a daughter, BettieAnn, who was born in August of 2010. She is the apple of my eye! My first daughter, Jayma, was born on Memorial Day, May 31, 1989. My second daughter, Julia,was born July 23, 1991 two years and 2 months after my first daughter. Our last child, Kai, (grownup) was born on November 15, of the same year as Julianna.
I have worked in hospital environments for 12+ years, in patient registration, billing and system conversion, design and administration, as well as training users for the various systems throughout the hospitals. While working full time days, I also taught college courses at the college where I earned my associate degree. I worked for the Department of Energy for 7 years contracted by a large company, where I ran the Emergency Operations Center Computer systems. I then worked another 14+ years at one of the largest telecommunications company in the world. The last job I worked was at a worldwide integrated circuits company in Quality Control as a Systems Engineer.
I am currently looking for a good way to earn some money while I am at home. I live in the Dallas / Fort Worth region of Texas and look forward to meeting some nice people on the Wealthy Affiliate website.