When I joined Wealthy Affiliate, I wrote:
"Feeling unfulfilled working in the healthcare setting as a dietitian, I decided to look into what the online world could offer. I am a service-oriented person, so the possibilities out there are exciting. Joined WA to learn how to navigate this promising environment."
I was new and didn't want to say too much. I had already been involved with another community. I learned a lot there, but wanted to learn more about how to do things myself vs. where I could go to pay to get something done. Because of this, I was now cautious.
I feel blessed.
Being here, I am learning all the things I need to step into a life where I can exist comfortably, share my passions, and help others along the way.
Truly, it is an understatement when I say that I feel "fortunate" to be here. Since my first child was born in the mid-90s, I have dedicated my life to my children. I have been mostly a stay-at-home and homeschooling parent, a route that did not meet with whole-scale approval. But, I did have per diem work which was a blessing. I pretty much got to pick my own hours, got paid, and was in an environment where I had the potential to help people.
But, to be quite honest, even though my whole career has found me in health care facilities (i.e. hospitals and outpatient facilities), I never really felt like I actually helped anyone improve their health. Unfortunately, the way our health care is set up, pills and surgery are the route most often taken. Lifestyle changes just aren't talked about regularly or, if they are, they are talked about as an aside or adjunct to the pharmaceutical route. Hmm, better stop now as my head is steaming. =(
Now, a little free-er from being hands-on with my children and deciding not to work as I did before, I am entering an exciting new chapter in my life by going online with my own platforms.
As each day passes and I continue to learn, I feel like I have won something better than any lottery could ever give me. WA empowers me and gives me the skills to improve my tomorrow on my own terms. Better than that, the community here has made me feel a comfort and ease that I never got while "on the job" before.
My blogs are still fleshing out. I don't know if they ever will be really "done". That's because there are so many interesting and creative tweaks that I keep learning about and want to try. But, I am very much okay with that. =)
It is all so much fun, rewarding...there is just never a dull day at the "office".
So happy to be here. =D
“Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing… a grateful heart!"
– George Herbert