Courtney Velasquez at Blog World Expo 2010

2010 was really good year for me.  It was the year I took control of my life and MADE things happen.  My backbone got stronger because I was tired of watching people around me thrive while I was struggling to make ends meet.

Going into 2010, we were living on a tight, tight budget.  There was no splurging on anything.  Going out to dinner was for special occasions only and if those jeans didn’t have a hole on them or those shoes still fit, you won’t be getting a new pair until you HAD to.  There was NO extra spending beyond bills and I’m talking car payment, house payment, water, electric, ect.  The basic everyday bills.  Thank God there weren’t any credit card bills to have to worry about.

I was so tired of not being able to enjoy the hard earned money.  I was working my behind off on the computer, but not making any money.  I had self taught myself and was savvy in social media, so I took ownership over my talents and put a price on my knowledge.  I ended up with a full time salaried position as the Community Project Manager of a social media marketing company called Collective Bias and my life changed.  I became a WAHM utilizing all of my online talents at 110% and it paid off.

I plan on owning 2011.

I  set goals in 2010 and and achieved them.  I focused and did not give up.  I saw myself succeed.  I got a taste of awesomesauce and now I crave it.

2011 will be better that 2010…I can feel it.  I WILL Own it!

I doubt I will own my own network like Oprah, which launches today by the way, I’m not at that point in my life just yet, but I do have some dreams and desires that I plan on owning.

About OWN:

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OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN will debut on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel. During the OWN launch weekend, viewers will have the chance to see a little of everything OWN has to offer. OWN programming includes original series and specials, all focused on entertaining, informing and inspiring people to live their best lives.

Key Shows:

How will you own 2011?

Check out Oprah’s network.  OWN Channel Finder (https://www.oprah.com/own/channel_finder.html)

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Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.
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Frugalista
Frugalista
9 years ago

I found this link off a Twitter RT!I loved every word of your post.

Jen @ BigBinder
9 years ago

AWESOME and inspiring Courtney!!