I’ve never really talked about this before… I guess you can call it my “big secret.” Well, one of the reasons I became so interested in learning how to build websites and make money online is because of what happened to me 2 years ago…
Out of the blue my husband told me he wanted a divorce. I was stunned. And I had no back up plan.
I got married young, right after I turned 21 (and had been living with my husband since I was 19). Not long after we were married, we moved to Alaska. I didn’t even have time to finish my degree.
And so for years, I was a housewife. I cooked, cleaned and did everything i could to support my husband’s career. Now, in 2003 I did start working from home part-time, but I wasn’t exactly bringing in a lot of money. The most I ever made in a month was about a thousand dollars.
All of a sudden, I was faced with the prospect of supporting myself. Something i had never done, even though i was almost 29. It was not a fun time in my life.
Long story short, I found a job as a marketing coordinator, and my husband called me about two months after he dropped his bomb to explain that he wanted to stay together. We did…
But I knew that I had to change something. I could no longer rely on him. I didn’t know if our marriage would survive or not. One thing I did know is that I never wanted to be in that position again. I wanted to make enough money to support myself, no matter what happened.
I am very proud to say that 2 years later, my husband had to borrow money from me to pay all his bills last month. ha ha!! (okay, I guess that sounds mean, but I’ve EARNED it!)
As we (in the US) celebrate Independence Day, I encourage all of you to put your best efforts into your business. My best wish for all of you, is that you are fully independent and are making enough money to not only get by, but also have a few extras.
It is the best present you can ever give yourself.