The Start of My Journey To Financial Freedom
I thought I would use my first post as an opportunity to introduce myself and my intentions for this website and blog. First I want to thank you for stopping by. Help out by using the buttons on the side to share and spread the word.
My name is Deanna, I’m a divorced single mother of 3 (12 year old twins, and a 13 year old) living in northwest Ohio. I work a full time 8-5 job in an office which I have been at for 4 years now.
I have always had a passion for writing and I worked as a content creator/freelance writer for a few years in the past but back then it just wasn’t as lucrative as it is today and it just wasn’t paying the bills. Once my kids were older and my divorce occurred I was thrown back into the normal working world again.
I grew up in a single parent family, always struggling financially. Now I am in that same predicament as an adult. My marriage ended after 11 years and my ex husband refuses to help support our 3 kids financially so it is all left on me. My job just isn’t cutting it. I finally decided that I am tired of struggling and I have to do something to change my situation because the situation isn’t going to change on its own. I’m going to be 40 in a week (yikes!) and I don’t want to spend the rest of my life struggling like this. My kids are getting older and their needs are becoming greater.
I decided to get back into writing to help supplement my income and not have to live paycheck to paycheck. While brainstorming for this new endeavor, I decided to add onto my services and offer virtual assistance services and social media management. I have many years of experience in customer service, telecommunications and using various computer software programs.
My first step was launching this website and working on getting my name out there. This blog right here is going to document my journey to financial stability. I’m going to tell you about everything that happens along the way; my struggles, my failures, and my successes. I will tell you what I have tried and how it works out for me.
I have spent many hours researching, reading and learning about the various ways to earn money as a writer and virtual assistant. I have found numerous e-courses and webinars out there that are meant to teach everything you need to know to be a success but they all cost money, and most of them cost a lot of money. I keep hearing the same speels of “you are worth it, make an investment in yourself, you deserve it”. It’s not that I don’t think I’m worth it, it’s that the money for it just does not exist. When you live paycheck to paycheck, you can’t afford to just shell out hundreds of dollars at the drop of a hat. Some of these people are charging upwards of $1,000 for an hour consultation! I know we are all working towards the same goal of making money but some of these prices just seem outlandish to me, especially for those of us who are struggling as is just to make ends meet.
I would love it if some of you would drop by and leave me a comment with any words of encouragement or advice. You can also follow me on any of the platforms at the bottom of this page. Be sure to subscribe to the page so that you will receive our latests updates and news.
Maybe some of you are embarking on this same type of journey? Let’s share this adventure! Don’t be afraid to say hello.