Thank you for stopping by! I started this blog to have a place to share how I (a beginner), blog and make money as I grow into an intermediate and then a professional blogger. Yep, that is my “niche” if you want to call it that – make money blogging. My goal is to get this bog to a point where it makes enough money so I can work for myself – fully self employed and working from home or from wherever I choose – flexibility is also what I am striving for

I’m not sure how long it will take exactly but I am going to let it all hang out online for anyone to read if they want to. Hopefully others will be able to learn from my successes and mistakes because I believe in being totally transparent and honest. I will likely share other life stuff that is important to me too –  my family, health (including my weight loss journey) and my two miniature dachshunds just to throw in something more personal once in a while

Some random facts about me:

I am a perfectionist (I seem to fit exactly into the astrological sign description of a Virgo, which I am. Not just any old Virgo but a double Virgo – if you believe in these things – and I do – I see my astrologer every 2 months or so)

The older I have become, I have switched from a night owl to a morning person but I still love my 8-10 hours of sleep each night (otherwise I get very cranky)

I thrive on black coffee (no sugar), but only until around 2 pm so I don’t have insomnia

I have two beautiful daughters, one is age 19 and is in nursing school, the other is 8 and is in grade 3. They are my “why” everyday and why I continue to work so hard to build a successful business

I am almost divorced but my ex and I are amicable and good friends and are doing the co-parenting thing really well together – I am very proud of us!

My youngest daughter plays on an all girls hockey team. I love those girls! We spend a lot of time at the rink on the weekends. Hockey moms have no life but I am totally ok with that

My birthday is 9/11, a terrible day in history, and I always get comments when I tell people

I do not eat sugar, grains or any processed foods. Protein, veggies and healthy fats is it (a ketogenic diet). Its helped me lose 50 lbs in 3 1/2 months so far. This way of eating doesn’t work for everybody but I like it and feel so much better mentally and physically

I love the ocean – I have lived on both the West Coast of Canada and East Coast of Canada and need to be close to the water – the ocean, strangely enough, grounds me

I love, love, love Pinterest, almost obsessively. And Google. Search Engines are where it’s at. Facebook is ok but not quite as exciting. Any other social media platform is kind of meh to me

I am a bit of a geeky tech nerd – I love weather and numbers! If I was younger and going back to school I would be an accountant or meteorological expert. Yes, I love spreadsheets, lists and analytics 🙂

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