I retired in June of 2006 to relocate to my native California. Unfortunately, I went home to the most economically depressed area of CA, where I am ‘over-qualified’ (too expensive) for most of the easily available jobs and don’t know people on the inside who could get me in for the better jobs! I did, however, land some of good freelance projects by employers who rejected me for regular jobs.
My family recently helped me move back to Ohio, and provided me with a place of my own where I can concentrate on building my business. I do a little website design, but have found more success (and quicker turn-around times) writing, copy editing, proof-reading, etc. I am also a photographer and enjoy dabbling in digital art, which I hope to turn into another earning opportunity.
I’m a risk taker, perpetually optimistic, persistent, and believe that if I keep my focus and keep working at it… everything will come out right. One bad year is merely a blip in my life. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that today’s disaster leads to tomorrow’s success and circumstances beyond my control influence my life. I try to not allow the things I can’t control to take over. I just go back to square one and try again.