A little about me: How an aircraft maintainer turned writer and website designer!
I bet you didn't know that, did you? It's kind of hard for me to believe too, but that's what I find myself doing a lot of these days.
Building websites and writing.
I'm also an editor. No, seriously! I help people tell their stories and they pay me for it.
Who would have thought that this woman (me), who spent 25 years in aircraft maintenance, would retire and become an editor who builds websites?
Trust me. I'm just as surprised as you are. You know what's even more surprising?
I'm good at it!
So, how exactly did this happen? Well, I'll share my journey with you. (Read to the bottom to see my seven-step journey)
A couple of years ago I started my business. I was preparing for my second career and knew I needed a website. It was hard for me to articulate my vision, so I created it myself.
After all, I had zero IT, graphic design, or web design experience, so, if it didn't turn out well, I had no one to blame but myself. The only investment I made was time and creativity. If it didn't work out, at least I could say I tried.
But guess what? It worked out!
For starters, I leveraged my experience in the military.
Where does aircraft maintenance and website building intersect, you may ask. They don't, but the lessons do.
I was trained to read