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Lost My Job: Today I Follow my Heart , I Follow my Dreams #ThisIsMe

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Well I am certainly not going to beat around the bush. I am just going to come out and say it. I LOST MY JOB yesterday. Yes it was sudden and yes I cried a little …. Ok ALOT! However, what you don’t know is I have been praying for a while that God would open the door or shut the door for the decision for me to work on my blog as a career full time. This passed week I got really serious about it because you see, even though I was praying and asking God for answers I was still trying to take control of the situation. When I finally realized I needed to “Let Go, Let God”, I sent out a text to a few ladies at my church and asked them to pray diligently. Little did I know God was going to come with an answer Hard and FAST. BOOM!!!!!!!

I am writing this post because apparently word is getting out fast and I am getting a lot of text messages, emails and DM’s on Facebook asking me what is going on and what happened. First of all  let me just say I love my Collective Bias family. I still have friendships that I intend to keep for as long as they will have me. Second of all I would really just like to take the professional route and say it wasn’t working out and apparently it wasn’t part of God’s plan. In one way I kinda think they did me a favor because I was really scared to make this leap and I don’t know if I would have dared to follow my dream if this hadn’t happened. So please feel free to reach out to me but just know that you’re not gonna get any juicy drama or gossip if that is all you are looking for. I still hope to be a big part of their community.

The first thing that came out of everyone’s mouth is what are you going to do now? Where are you gonna work? Many people just can’t understand the passion I have for my site and for helping others. They looked at me weird when I said I’m gonna blog. At first I felt like a failure in my home, I mean I am the only bread winner in my family. That was until my son said “Mom you already have a job, our family and that job deserves respect!” My heart melted, did that just come out of my 13 year old son’s mouth? Now with that said I do have a peace about this because I know the Lord will take care of us but my flesh is letting my mind and my heart race with worry on how we are gonna find insurance since both my husband and my daughter have this disease and can we afford it? How have we gonna replaced that income? Well of course the easy answer is to rely on God but I also need to put together a plan. So now begins the planning and research stage. I have already had a few of my blogger buddies reach out to me privately and congratulate me on my decision and say that they will pass any opportunities they can my way and let me just say how much I appreciate your willingness to reach out and help.

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I struggled for the longest time with this decision. It was becoming more difficult to follow someone else schedule while taking care of my family’s health issues. Honestly if I can just get down to it and say.. I don’t think I would have ever been happy working for anyone but myself. My family is the most important thing in my life other than God and their health and happiness is my ultimate goal.

So what does this mean to you all?

Brands – Expect to start receiving my media kit LOL! It’s something I started slow on in 2013 but i am going to be more firm with it.

Fans – While my main focus is still saving you money you might see a few tweaks here and there and a few more affiliate deals but I promise they won’t be anything you’re NOT interested in or that I don’t think you can get something out of. Just now you know the reason why.

Friends & Family – You can expect to see MORE of me YEAH!!!!!!!

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Melissa Garcia AKA The Consumer Queen has been featured in All You Magazine,Wall Street Journal,Ladies Home Journal, The Today Show, Oprah radio Network & More. Melissa is also now blogging full time from home as a career.

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