About Me

About Me
I was born a little over half a century ago into a family of five – three girls (of which I am in the middle), mother and father. We lived on a small Caribbean island before emigrating to the USA. That was a big move for our family.
I finished college and then decided to embark on a career of travel: well, purportedly for a few years before returning to management – this part did not happen.
I was eighteen years old when I started my work life. I started in the central bank of my country and worked my way up to become one of the bank’s auditors for the tourism industry. This was a great opportunity but after a few years of deadlines and late nights, numbers were my friends, but slowly began to burn through my dreams. I loved working with figures but I also loved my time off, which was never enough. I switched careers.
I studied Architecture and figured this might be the way or my path in life. After a few years, I decided to take some time off and travel the world a bit. I enjoyed the travel so much that I decided to stay in the travel industry for a while. I loved the experiences of exploring new cultures and meeting interesting people; but most of all, I loved the freedom of time – my time.
On my days off, I dabbled in stocks trading, foreign currency trading and real estate opportunities. I enjoyed them all. However, one thing they all had in common was the cyclic patterns – up and down and no sense of timing. I lost money across the board. Another few years and then I realized that I needed to do things on my own terms I needed to be my own boss.
And so the search began for opportunities to make enough money to ensure financial independence and the ability to work – if I chose to, or not.
Now, along the way, I got side-tracked by affairs of the heart called love. I fell in love and became a mother to boot: that being the best part of that story. With the love came another migration, namely to Europe, where I currently live.
In my life as I have evolved, one thing that has been a constant is my computer. I LOVE my computer. I love the opportunities it affords me wherever I may be. It is to this end, that you are reading this article. I decided that I could use the computer to help create that financial independence that I seek.
I am now embarking on a course to learn internet marketing, namely affiliate marketing, web creation, and web design. And I am doing this through Wealthy Affiliate; I found this awesome educational source while, yes, you guessed it – perusing the web!
I did my due diligence and loads of research and finally decided that this is indeed worthy of my attention. It promotes education, and in the end your time freedom and financial independence. Of course, all this means that you are the in the driver’s seat. You don’t follow the course, i.e. educational material, then you might not arrive at your destination – your future the way you want it, time and money independence.
SO, in a nutshell, this is my strategy and my journey begins. Care to join me? I know we all love and value our time, so why not share the journey together?
Leave your thoughts below in the comment box or get in touch with me directly at Wealthy Affiliate; here is my link as I would love to hear from you!
Email: michelle@yesucandoit.com

8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Wow Michelle, it sounds like you have a lot of experience to offer! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your site. Great start!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nancy. Thanks for the moral support as well. Yes, I intend to wake up our ‘sleepy heads’ and ‘set sail on this ocean of life’!

  2. Hi Michelle, I love your story. That in itself is a very interesting read. I really like the theme of your website. Your writing style is very easy to follow. I would like to keep track of your journey on Wealthy Affiliate which I feel is the best program available from an educational standpoint for anyone wanting to learn Affiliate Marketing. I look forward to seeing how your site evolves.

    1. Hello there, Horace. Thank you for taking the time to put your thoughts on…dare I say ‘paper’? In this day and age when most think seem to be electronic! LOL. So, with that bit of humor, thank you for the well wishes and I wish the same for you as well…a successful journey in whatever you endeavor.

  3. Hi, Michelle,
    I really liked reading your story and I´m impressed with your numbers career! Great that you went back to living your traveling dreams. I can relate to the latter quite well as I´m a traveler myself. Also, I love the internet and my laptop for the same reasons you do. Anything is possible, especially now that there is Wealthy Affiliate. I´ve been with them for almost a year now. And still, I am amazed at all the useful new things I learn from their educational program. Can highly recommend it to anyone looking to make an income online, whether en route or at home.
    All the best to you and happy travels!

    1. Hello there, Tessa,
      Thank you for visiting. I am glad you enjoyed my little story…lol.SO nice to hear that I am not the only one smitten with the travel bug! LOL. It is such an awesome experience to travel and experience other cultures, meeting new people, admiring interested landscapes. AND yes to the whole computer portability thingy…love my computer and its options to living. AND yes, finding Wealthy Affiliate has been and still is, a wonderful discovery. Much success to you, Tessa

  4. Hello Michelle

    Very nice website you have and very relaxed which I like.
    You have a great inside into things and I am happy to be
    made aware of your site because I know that you will have
    great success!

    Best regards

    Paul

    1. Hello there, Paul.
      Thanks for stopping by my cyberspace. We are all in a state of learning. Thanks for your kinds words. Much success to you in your endeavors.
      Michelle

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