I’ve been a busy girl lately, but I’m not complaining. I like the steady buzz of activity – professionally and personally – and feel a little lost without it.
Since my little one is nearly crawling, there’s constant activity in our little summer cottage!
Leaving a traditional 40-hour a week corporate job this autumn has been a little terrifying at times. We’re closing on our first home in less than two months (!!), saving for our sons future college tuition and our own retirement. On paper, it wouldn’t seem like the best time to ditch the steady income. I declined a nice job offer to try my hand at my own freelance marketing business in order to spend more time with my newborn son. My husband and I decided to give it a few months, while we settle in with the new baby. (My husband has been so very, very supportive.)
It’s turning out to be a great decision.
I’ve had lots of interesting work – and worked anywhere from 10-45 hours a week. Blogging (my hobby), running miles around my new town, and even my new role as a home-tested for Good Morning America have unexpectedly allowed me to build a whole new circle of friends and opportunities. I can focus on what I believe in: raising my son and working for clients I truly believe in.
That being said, working-from-home with a little baby and 3 moves in under a year is not easy.
Thankfully, we have a wonderful family who can help when we need it. At times, I worry about the financial strain I might be putting on our family without bringing in a (full) second income. But not today. Today, I’m starting to think that perhaps I can really build my own successful business, and take on a assistant or partner one day! Only time will tell, but I’m feeling optimistic. I’m coming up with a business plan, a long-term approach, and teaching myself everything and anything I can to stay ahead of the game.
Then again, it may be the German chocolate bar I just finished giving me this optimistic buzz.