Oh my, my dear ThoughtMonkey, what an interesting question. A question which may spark a new hub off of my main topic. Look for something later about the down fall of buying a car from an independent used car dealer. In answer to your question, I began my journey trying to make money. It was my motivation and I believed everything that the 'experts' told me. Let's see, how many people out there heard the same thing..."If you have 10 hours a week to devote to developing a home business you could make thousands of dollars a month!" I had just been in a terrible car accident, totaled my car, insurance paid me a third of what I was expecting for my car...details will come in my new off subject hub to come...and I said to myself 'I have 10 hours a week!'
I have always enjoyed the process of writing. Through my years, just sitting down and letting my thoughts, fears, dreams, etc..flow through my pen and onto paper was therapeutic. The beginning development stages of my website were a struggle. Then another traumatic experience came my way. My best friend of 20 years, and the love of my life for the last 3, suddenly left me for a 22 year old child. Now, although making a little money would not upset me, I write to heal. I let the pen and paper(yes I still first use pen and paper when research is involved) channel my emotions, hopes, and dreams into my other passion which is the adoption of dogs, or any animal that may have been discarded but has so much love to give. I started this journey already with this knowledge. Without my dog, Daisy, The last few months would have been unbearable. It is amazing how your pet can become so in tune with your emotions and connect with you, cheer you up, allow you to be happy again.