This is a Story…
Told over a decade… of a life evaluated — and then re-evaluated
The Original 2007 “About” Page
My name is Christine OKelly. I’m a mom, an internet entrepreneur, run a successful SEO copywriting firm and an online press release distribution site. I am on a mission to create a substantial passive income.
Five years ago I was an operations manager for an internet start-up company working 12 hour days, addicted to my Blackberry, ignoring my family, and becoming a shell of a person. My body required 10 shots of espresso per day, 1 Rockstar energy drink, and several Vivarin’s to remain functional. I was a superstar at work and unavailable to my own self and my family.
Then I got fed up. I packed up everything and moved to the middle of nowhere to go into business for myself. What kind of business? I had no idea. I just knew that I couldn’t take the corporate world any longer. I put myself through a life-changing self-imposed boot camp to unplug from the matrix and unlearn everything that I had learned about making money and ‘work.’
Today, I support my family while working around the things that are important to me. I walk my kids to and from school every day – they think I’m a stay at home mom. But it’s quite the opposite. I work when my energy is at its peak instead of sitting behind a desk just to fill a chair all day. I take breaks when I’m not into it. I love “working” because it’s a challenge and a form of creative expression.
I love talking to other people about their entrepreneurial journeys and their quests to escape the cubicle. My hope is that this blog serves as a place for like-minded, entrepreneurial free thinkers to meet and share advice and stories with one another.
The Present Day “About” Page