Hi, I’m Lorraine, If you’re anything like me you’ve reached the point in your life where you’re at the end of your rope. After working hard all my life, I was suddenly disabled.
It wasn’t a debilitating illness or traumatic injury. Just a lifetime of working my butt off for a paycheck. I’m not one of those career-driven people with a fancy college degree.
The Early Years
So I made the most of it with what I had to offer as an eighteen-year-old. For about a decade, I jumped around as a Fast Food Cashier, Hotel Server, then Restaurant Manager. My career choices fit in well with my lifestyle at that time. Maybe you can relate? It was all about fun and parties. For the remainder of my working years, I bounced around and explored a lot of other career options that would fit into my life as a wife and mother of three.
It was mostly customer service. I even started my own home daycare business.It gave me a lot more time with my family but was short-lived. Can you imagine working 12 hours a day changing diapers and chasing kids around? It was wearing me down not to mention driving my husband crazy when he got home from work.
So back to the 9 to 5 until my back gave out on me. I was in so much pain sitting all day, I just couldn’t take it anymore. My working career was over!
Depressed And Unfulfilled
My days consisted of sitting in the recliner watching tv. It didn’t take long for me to become extremely depressed. I was so down that I didn’t even want to get out of bed in the morning. Have you ever felt that way?
I had nothing to look forward to. I was unfulfilled and underpaid! Growing up I always thought I would find my purpose someday, live my best life, and make a great impact on the world, but I realized that wasn’t going to happen.
I couldn’t accept that this was now my life. We had no retirement and barely any savings. Just a 401K with a declining balance. I felt guilty being at home all day while my husband went to work, and thought that he must resented me.
It kills me that my kids aren’t getting the life or mother they deserve. I was worried that if I didn’t get out of this depressed state my husband would leave me. I was afraid that if something didn’t change I would lose my self-worthiness.
I'll never forget the day my dad came over to our house cry. That wasn't him! He told us that my mom who has early onset of Alzheimer's had taken a turn for the worse.
The Rude Awakening
She was sleeping all day up at night. He hadn’t slept in almost a week because she wouldn’t let him.
That day she bit him on the shoulder, scratched him, and was very combative and verbally abusive. We went back to their house and it only got worse! Dad called 911 and broke down in tears again as he explained. The operator said she was sending the police and an ambulance.
Mom was so combative that they had to strap her down. She was transported to the hospital. After an evaluation and testing, they transferred her to a psych hospital. Then told us that she would need to go to a memory care facility soon.
The monthly cost was $5,800 a month and wasn’t covered by insurance. Hearing that my heart sank! Can you imagine being put in that situation when you're 75?
They only brought home $4,000 a month and even if they sold their house that wouldn’t be enough to last more than a couple of years. If that had happened to my husband we would be in the same situation.
There was no way I could let that happen. It was a definite wake up call for the both of us. So, I looked on the internet to see if we could find something I could do online part time.
You can pretty much google anything and come up with a lot of different options. Don’t you think? I came across an ad that caught my attention. When I clicked on it I was taken to a video.
The Search For A Solution
I watched a very transparent British guy explain how to start an Online Business. Of course, all the red flags came up. Maybe you would feel the same. What made it so amazing was all of my preconceived notions were wrong!
You may be thinking you have to have your own product like I did, or you may be thinking you have to be technically savvy, but I realized, I didn’t have to be any of the those things.
He talked about how you can achieve a positive mindset that shows you a different way of thinking. This was exactly what I was looking for, but I didn’t realize how much it would change our lives.
Starting an Online Business broke me out of anxiety and depression, missing out on being the kind of mother and wife my family had been needing me to be.
Now I can’t wait to get up in the morning! Every day I look forward to the fulfillment and peace of mind I get knowing that I have a plan for our future.
I never imagined the joy I'd feel doing what I loved. Thanks for visiting my site!
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