I have not written in a very longtime. I decided back in May that I was going to put this little blog of mine on the back burner while I decided what I wanted to do when I grow up. I was tired of being overwhelmed. I also had to decide what I really wanted to go after.
I decided that I would get more gratification out of being a Virtual Assistant. Blogging is fun but I need a little more immediate satisfaction. So changing gears and posting less is what I have decided to do. This journey is fun, educational, overwhelming, life changing, exciting, confidence building, and out of my comfort zone. I finally feel I am on a good path for me and in the end for my family.
A better path
I took a leap of faith and hired a business coach. I have to admit it might not have been at the best timing for my family financially. However, I am slowly contributing to the bottom line. I honestly know that this is a better path than taking a Wally World position, I probably would have quit shortly after starting. My family deserves more than a miserable Mom and Wife.
Some of the factors that helped me make this decision. I knew I had to contribute finically to the household. My husband for many years worked at a physically demanding job and started to hate it. Bless him he stayed with it until there was no longer a job for him. Now he is at a job that is ok but he would like to be working at a different job. Being a VA has the potential for him to semi retire and be able to tinker around to find a few things he would like to do for himself and bring in money too.
I found that being an at-home-mom is something I did not want to give up. I know my son is growing up and does not need me as much as he once did. The joy that it brings me to be available for him is amazing. I was not able to do that for my daughter. I also find that I need a purpose outside of being a mom and wife. I volunteered for a while and loved it but that opportunity is not an option for our family any more.
The Life Changing journey
The journey is slow, but steady. Yesterday I had a fantastic day! I spoke with my coach received clarity and direction. Now I can keep moving forward. I had a great conversation via text with my daughter. I won a prize in a drawing. I am getting some time alone because my son is on a little camping trip with a buddy. Spoke to a potential client (got my fingers crossed). Went out to dinner with my husband, I can’t remember the last time we took time together. Is everyday like this? No, and I don’t except them to be. But more and more they are happening. It always makes me feel so good when they happen in little bundles all in one day.
So here is to days like yesterday! I am thanking the Lord, the Universe, or whatever you want to call it, for the little stuff as well as the BIG stuff. Thankful for the good and bad because that is what life is, good along with the bad.
I would truly love to hear about your good as well as your bad. Feel free to leave a comment.
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