Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
First I had to learn how to cope. I have ADD. I am all over the place, so I learned all by myself.
In middle & high school I had a great English teacher who knew I could write well. He mentored me.
I worked as a volunteer which to this day I still do, I believe it is one of the best things to do.
I worked in Oncology. I learned so much from people with cancer and how important every day is.
I married, my husband died young. I had to nurture 3 children with no help, we were suddenly poor.
I worked hard at getting a higher paying job, I took classes, kids grew up, I spread my wings.
My wings broke, breast cancer happened, I swore I would always help others. My blog has won awards.
Then I got published in magazines. I got speaking engagements, I started a business & fell in love.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Parma Senior High School
Bachelor
Nursing Practice
Cleveland Metro Hospital School of Nursing

Career

Chief Expressive Creator

I produce creative content in freelance writing, social media PR and in podcasting.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Writing
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Welcome to my world of being an entrepreneur. My office is in my home, it is a part of my actual living space. My desk is neatly organized. I work 7 days a week, most entrepreneurs do, but not all day every day and rarely into the wee hours. Sit here with me and you will see me do research for a writing project. I might be creating new timeline/header covers for people. I could be doing a podcast interview, or editing and producing one. We could drive to a mentoring session, or go networking.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Learn everything you can about it, so much is available to you online. Nine years ago I began to blog. Blogging led me to learning social media, soon I was attending conferences, listening to webinars, reading books-many books. I connected to people using social media especially Twitter. If Twitter is confusing to you as it was to me, get un-confused. Learn to use it the right way, I get most of my clients from Twitter. Brand yourself to your name, you need to own your name. Buy the domain.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You start things and never finish them" - well yeah I had ADD and no one got that. "You are flighty" was another good one. "Why would you want to do that?" when I wanted to pursue music over nursing."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Learning Issues
Physical Issues