Why I haven’t been traveling…


Normally I post twice per week, on Tuesday and Fridays or as close to those days as I can.

My most recent post was January 13th, and do plan to get back on track next week.  Sometimes life and other important things have to take priority or become the most important thing if you want to succeed.

As most of you know, I left my 22 year career at The Sacramento Bee on 4/17/2017, and have spent the last 9 months rediscovering my passions, and doing many of the activities that I never had time for when I was working full time at the Bee.  I have enjoyed my time off so much.  I love that I have captured and shared most of it in my blogs.

But this time is coming to an end and in God’s time I will back to work in a new field.

I’ve been on several interviews, and several of those felt like a scam. I’ve driven for both Uber and Lift.  Both good ways to make very little money working your own schedule in the comfort of your own vehicle.  Great jobs for some, but not for an operations manager who can’t help but think about underlying expenses.

I’ve tried a sales and marketing position, with the promise of running my own all expenses paid office in six months, when in reality they were only hiring door to door sales people. Yes, folks I said door to door.   I am glad I quickly figured out that was going no where.

Currently I am studying to take the State Licensing Exam to become a Mortgage Loan Originator. I just finished up the class, and my state exam is this coming Monday, so I am studying feverishly.

A mortgage loan originator is the person that prepares your loan application for underwriting.  Typically, you work with a mortgage loan processor who collects your application and asks you for supporting documentation, the application and documentation are passed on the the mortgage loan originator who then verifies the authenticity and accuracy of the application and supporting documentation, then passes the application package on to the underwriter for approval, and then onto the lender for financing.

And the beauty of this job is that you can do it from your own home, or traveling in your RV. All you need a a computer and strong wifi.

So, that is what I have been doing with my time. I expect to have a blog post this week and next.

God willing, I will have a new career path within the next month. I am super excited about the opportunity. God has been opening and shutting doors right and left for me.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to travel and work at the same time.  This will allow me to see Canada the way I want to experience it. I just might drive from the west coast all the way to the east coast come late spring, or maybe drive halfway through, and drop down through Glacier National Park.

I am thankful for all of the inspiration and job leads that I received from friends, family and other bloggers, that have shown me you don’t need to be tied to a desk or stuck in an office or heaven forbid a cubicle all day to make money and life the life you want to live.

If your ever looking for inspiration, join a blog group on Facebook and you can learn about all the ways to hustle and make honest money online.  But I have to say, the best job opportunities are going to come from referrals from friends and family.  So don’t be afraid to help out a friend in need. I am truly thankful for the friends that I have. And my husband, he has been so supportive in all of this.

Keep me in your prayers. Thanks for your support along the way on this journey.



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