Welcome to Lette’s Chat.
I do a lot of things.
I went back to school in 2008 and earned a master’s degree because I thought it would be a huge boost to my career which completely tanked after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. I had enjoyed a long and rewarding career in travel and tourism, meeting planning and hospitality. That came to a sudden end when I got laid off after the destruction and trickle down results to our economy after that awful day.
I thought by bettering my education for a better career for a better life would make it all better, right? Wrong.
As I sat and stared at the diplomas gathering dust on my wall and avoided calls from Sallie Mae who likes to threaten me about a student loan debt that I can’t pay because of a job I don’t have, I was forced to do what many other Americans had/have to do; reinvent my way of thinking and come up with ways to create work or work opportunities for myself since nobody would/will hire me.
After more than 700 job applications (I stopped counting after 700) which resulted in only 2 interviews, both of which I didn’t get the job, I knew I was barking up the wrong tree. Truth be told, I didn’t really want a job to begin with. Now, don’t confuse that with a lack of desire to WORK…I just, in my heart, didn’t want a JOB.
The pages on this website give you a sampling of some of the things I’ve been doing to exercise my creative talents, what I love to do and make a little money (very little…veeeeeeery little lol) doing what I do.
Even though I’m flat broke and Sallie is still blowing up my phone and email…for the most part, I’m happy 🙂 I have met some of the most awesome people on the planet, forged lifelong, loving relationships and I get to make it on my own steam.