Who is The Java Gal?
I was once a single-mom that wished I could work at home. Instead, I entered the unique world of professional pitchmen, or more politically correct, pitch-person. I was the lady with the microphone, demonstrating my favorite new products and gadgets that wind up in “as seen on TV.” I did that for almost 20 years, working major shows from the Mississippi to the West Coast, and home-schooled my daughter in the process.
About 8 years ago, with the continual deterioration of my Dad’s mental state due to Alzheimer’s Disease, I made a hard choice. I left my beloved occupation working shows to return to my parents’ house to become caregiver. It was an emotional roller-coaster ride at first, that eventually opened new doors of opportunity with the Internet.
After returning home, I still faced the need to work from home, as I could not leave the house for very long. I took online courses to become an Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, and did trainings and seminars on Identity Theft. I also worked in sales with an SEO marketing firm that helped local businesses get “found” online, which began my Internet journey. Although the company dissolved, I continued forward in my own web marketing education.
I am a coffee-loving Grandma of 2 wonderful grandkids, (hence the nick-name Java Gal) and am now a full-fledged senior citizen with a diverse background. I have found a new way to do the same thing I used to do when I traveled the country, only now I get to recommend my favorite products and gadgets via the Internet from the comfort of home, without wearing out my vocal cords or car.
Squidoo is the arena that allows me to put all my diversity together to form a unique tapestry of life’s joys, passions, sorrows, and musings.