I grew up in Los Angeles in the ’70s. I had a lot of fun. We had the beach, Hollywood, hiking, and lots of partying. I graduated from high school in 1977. I moved to Phoenix in 1980, started going to college, had a baby and found my way into the restaurant business.
I loved cooking and eventually became a chef in a few different places. Restaurant work was good, there was always a job, but it did not pay very well. While my kids were growing up I usually worked 2 jobs. I was a manager in restaurants, which helped me learn the financial side of things. Eventually, I even owned one. When you own a business and are responsible for the livelihood of your employees and are trying to be successful, it is quite challenging. I never worked harder for less.
In 2001 I decided to change careers and went back to school and became a Respiratory Therapist. I started at the county hospital in Phoenix and in 2006 I started at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. I have been there ever since. I worked my way up until I was the supervisor of the PICU and CVICU for Respiratory Care. The job was intense and the hours were long. In 2019 I decided it was time for a change and took a job in the Pulmonology department. This was a good move, I am in a much less stressful environment and it is good to work with children in a less acute environment.
I have always enjoyed computers and have dabbled in different attempts to make money over the years. In 2013 I started a blog and was working toward creating and selling my own products. I got sidetracked with all the different “opportunities” out there. I had decided that I would sell someone’s products. I was in multi-level marketing. It was good, or so I thought. The FTC would close these folks down about a year later. I kept my blog going for a while, but my heart was not in it. The hospital always kept me very busy and time just keeps on moving.
I want to get back to my blog and create products that can help people. I am in a good place to move forward and learn. If you are interested in a great training program that gives you all the tools that you need. I highly recommend John Thornhill and the Partnership to Success.