Do you ever think about what it would be like to really live well and what that means? I thought about it quite a bit especially as I got older and started to look at what I wanted my life to be during my last chapters. I believe that living well is being
healthy and active regardless of your age and having the time and resources to do the things you want to do.
By most people’s standards, my life was pretty good. I had a great job and made a really good salary. I did volunteer work whenever I could which was very satisfying. I was able to help a lot of people in my job which I loved.
But, I was working as a Nurse Administrator in a hospital during a time when there were a lot of changes happening with reimbursement, quality measures, human resource regulations and computerization. I was working 60-70 hours a week and realized that I was burned out and not able to perform at the level I wanted. In June of 2010 I made the decision to take early retirement and start a new chapter.
I took six months to de-stress and stop looking at my watch every hour thinking I needed to be somewhere. Then I started looking for a new challenge. You see, I’m not the sort of person who can sit around and watch soaps all day and there’s only so much volunteer work that I could do. I knew that I didn’t want to have to go into a J.O.B. everyday. Been there, done that, didn’t want to go there again. I went online and started looking for something that I could do from home and that would fit my passion, which is still helping people.
I came across a Network Marketing company that had been in business for 30 years. The company had a stable reputation in the health and nutrition niche so I thought that I would look into it a little further. I found some people in the company who were building their businesses online and moving away from the traditional home meetings and face to face contact. That appealed to me. So I got started.
I did OK, but there was a huge learning curve and I made a few mistakes. Let’s fast forward three years to 2013. I left that company and joined a brand new company with some new ideas in the area of Health and Wellness. They had an innovative approach to helping people get in better shape that seemed to be working and their approach to the business was new and exciting as well. They were into Social Media and using the internet to help customers reach their goals and that appealed to me. Just recently, I made the decision to leave that company after a series of changes made by Leadership made it difficult for me to support the company.
A lot of people join Network Marketing companies and think that they will get rich quick with very little work. My experience is that it takes work and it takes an investment of time to learn. It’s so different from having a job. That’s why I have re-invented myself again. Instead of branding myself with the company I work with, I decided to brand me. That’s what you see today. I am working to have my own identity on the web so that I can work with people whether they join my company or not. Hey, I’ve made a lot of the mistakes that people will make so I can help new people venturing into cyberspace NOT make those same mistakes.
As you can see by my picture, I’m not a youngster. I have been around the block so to speak but one of my passions has always been to learn new things. So I am taking that and combining it with my life long passion to be active and fit. I know that I can help people stay healthy and active as they grow older because I’ve done it. I don’t run marathons anymore, even though I used to be pretty good. I have had to adapt to what I can do now. It’s a journey, one we can take together. And I do it all from the comfort of my home.
My life today is very different. I have a new home on a lake in Northwestern Minnesota. I live there with my husband of 43 years and our two labs, Rocky and Tucker. I work online 3-4 hours per day and have the time to walk and play with the dogs, do volunteer work, and just have fun time on the lake when the spirit moves me. I am “Living Well” and I can help you do the same.