One thing that you can do is increase your internet visibility through facebook. Here's my suggestion:
Start a new facebook account. All you need is an email address that's different from the one you're using for facebook now. Start out fresh, and find some facebook groups that share your interests. Maybe stay at home moms, work at home moms, knitters, gardeners, whatever kind of things that describe you.
Then start inviting the people who also belong to those groups to be your friend. You can only invite 30 or 40 people a day, without getting a warning from facebook, so it takes a while to have a BIG group of friends.
Some people will send you a message asking if they know you, and you can just answer back saying that you're trying to connect with people that are interested in the same things you are. Something like that. Some will decline, but most will accept.
The reason you want this to be a separate facebook account from your friends and family account is that this one is going to get HUGE. You don't want your friends' posts to get lost in all of the other ones that you'll start to receive from this new group.
If you start this now, it will cost you nothing, and you'll be WAY ahead of the game once you take the plunge and sign up.
We'll go over your NEXT step in a later post.
Ready? Set? GO!!!