Lost and Found
During my last few years of work, I agonized over the idea of retiring. I loved my job and could not imagine life without it.
I thrived on the challenge of solving problems, helping people, working with a team and constantly striving for improvement.
I entered retirement knowing that I was leaving something I loved and entering a new phase of life that did not have a clearly laid out road plan.
I looked, in all the wrong places, for something to do in retirement that would give me some of what I enjoyed during my working days.
Yes, I travelled and I had free time and I could design my days the way I wanted to, but I still had a desire to be productive.
I was not ready to retire my brain!
Since I enjoyed working with my computer and I had no regard for the time of day when I was passionate about something, I decided that starting an on-line business might intrigue me. I thought I could work on it whenever I felt like it and for as long as I wanted.
Given that I did not know anything about starting or running an on-line business, I thought that would help satiate my desire for a challenge.
I decided to check out on-line business opportunities. I found several and got involved with two. I found them through a magazine article which listed "Ten Great Places To Conduct On-Line Businesses".
Being incredibly naive and gullible, I dove in and tried to create a web page with those two companies. A year later and $15,000.00 less in my bank account, I thought there must be an easier and less expensive way to do this. I truly was not having fun. HTML coding was not something I enjoyed.
I decided to check out scammers on the internet because I believed I was being scammed. Yes, I was supporting and financing two of the best scam programs on the internet. I felt sick.
I found Wealthy Affiliate while searching for scammers.
When I first joined WA, I was in disbelief. I could not imagine that Wealthy Affiliate was really offering so much for so little money. The next thing I was surprised about was the amazing support and well designed instructional modules WA provided.
I thought for sure there would be a huge jump in price to keep getting all this training and hand holding, but no there wasn't! AMAZING!
Needles to say, I was thrilled. I could now start my adventure in a safe place.
What I did find at WA was what I was missing since I retired.
I found the team work, the problem solving, the self improvement and the helping people opportunities that I was missing.
At WA I know I can keep my brain from retiring!
I am in my happy place with WA.