Hi and thanks for visiting and being interested in my campaign! I’m Christina, I’m 49 and I want to change career! There are people who say it’s too late to do such a move at my age, I think that’s wrong. But I will need some help to make my dream come true and this is my story:
It goes some way back to explain you my funding friend, why I am at the point I am now. Usually at that age you do have savings and are settled. I always tried to live my life at best, took opportunities to work (I love to work!), to learn and be as happy as possible. I got married very young at 21, of course thought it would last forever, which it didn’t. After my divorce at 29 I started with a big minus on my bank account, because I didn’t want money from my ex. When I was 31 I met an Italian man who gave me the opportunity to live with him in Tuscany/Italy, and I thought ok why not! By then I had my own one woman business in Switzerland as a secretary and when moving toward South to be with this man, I didn’t want to give up my independency but knew as well, that my job would not be “good enough” in Italy. By then I had my depts paid but started again with zero and started simply to show tourists in Tuscany what I like. Out of nothing I created a new business idea and this led to wine tasting tours. Which I did for 13 years pretty successful for a one woman show. Not that I could do big leaps but it paid my bills and I did what I loved and was passionate about.
Life is truly a journey and when living with another person things can turn out not so ok. One thing led to another and in 2014 I packed my bags, my two small dogs and turned back to Switzerland. To - you may guess it - start again with almost zero bucks in my pocket. I not only moved 3 times within the first 4 month, but the job I took in Zurich turned out to be a big fail. After that I had nothing left at all. Gladly life meant it good with me and I found a great job as a medical secretary in my home town Bern, a flat for rent and the money I earn is enough to pay everything (food, rent, health insurance, taxes, car, but not enough to safe money for a new education). I do love my job as a medical secretary, but I too noticed that I’m kind of stuck, I can’t go further on, I can’t use my huge interest for online marketing and internet, my languages and more sooner than later I will be at my careers top at this specific job.
As I’m super eager to continuously learn new things, I already dived in to online marketing e-mail courses webinars I took for free and I continued my wine blog. Realizing that I want to go further in my career I also got it that I will have to change it completely (leave healthcare and doctors behind me and move into another direction). And my biggest passion is online marketing and e-business! I miss the creative part in my job, to start projects and follow them and put them to a closure. We have a very well known education school in Bern, the Swiss Marketing Institute and I went for an interview to see what opportunities I do have to move further on. Figured out it is the “Online marketing and e-business manager" certificate course, the perfect stepstone to get my dream job. I applied and got accepted! I love to work, and I love to do everything to keep my brain active, to stand still mentally is the worst.
My main issue now is that the whole program costs me 5’500.- Swiss francs and I don’t have the money to fully support myself to make my dream come true. I started to do a research of my possibilties and came to the conclusion that I try it with crowdfunding.
And here I am! Asking you to help me Christina, to make my dream come true! The school starts End of August 2017 and will last till end of December 2017. I will be there (beside my job) twice an evening per week. Well that’s how education works and I’m looking very forward to begin a new path in my life!
If you made it till here, I suppose my cause is so interesting that you would love to support my career change. Thank you already tons for helping me! And it would be mag cool if you share it.