Almost ten years ago, I had a hot flash. I was working at Arthur Andersen on a “value-add content product” called KnowledgeSpace. It wasn’t working for a number of reasons: management, consumer readiness, well…it was Andersen and you can probably figure out the rest. Out of the blue, I got a call from MyPoints.com, an internet start-up. At first, I was going to use it as a bargaining chip. But then I met Tom Moraitis, and just five minutes of his energy and I was yelling, “HALLELUJAH!”
It was the best decision I ever made in my life. At MyPoints, I was first exposed to the affiliate marketing industry, and that made my career. I also met Jeff Kmet, a man who was first my colleague, then my friend, and soon to be my husband.
To all the independent women out there, please note. Jeff and I lost touch for almost five years. I left MyPoints.com to pursue my MBA. While I was in business school, I pretty much cut off all my ties with the outside world. Towards the end of my “call of duty,” Jeff texted (not called…texted) me twice.
And now, well, we’re engaged.
All I can say is, be true to yourself. I wasn’t expecting love when it clobbered me. I can’t say I knew Jeff was my prince when I first met him, but many years later, I know there was no one else ever meant for me. I could never feel as happy, as secure, as beautiful as I do, as when I am with Jeff. And that’s how you know.