From the BlogSubscribe Now

My daughter’s wedding was awesome

My daughter got married in November. I’ll probably post the video soon, like I did with my other daughter who got married two years ago. It’s so hard to believe that she’s married. Rebecca is my oldest daughter, and it feels like just yesterday that she was angry with me for being on the computer when she wanted my attention. It was so hard to get work done back then. Between caring for the kids, and doing the “stay at home mom” thing back then I barely had time to get actual paying work done. Yet, somehow I managed.

Even though I didn’t see my business as a business back then, I managed to keep succeeding. I do think I could have done better had I seen my VA business as more than a hobby. But, I didn’t. I saw it as a part time endeavor, a hobby, something I would do until I could find something “better”. Little did I know then how truly fortunate I was. As a work from home mom I could give my children a lot more attention than if I had worked outside the home, and I could rearrange my schedule around deadlines to do most of my work when they were sleeping, then in school, and before I knew it they were teenagers and they no longer cried when I said I had to get on the computer….

I remember setting an egg timer to explain to my daughter that I needed to work for this long, and when this alarm went off, if she was quiet and watched Mr. Rogers I could get done and then we would spend some time together. I would then set the timer during our time together too, so that I would be sure to get back to work. She got used to that eventually and it just became part of our life. Now, she’s married, and it’s just really hard to believe.

You all know how big of a year we’ve had here. I want you to know that while this blog has suffered, my business has not suffered. But, I think I need to get a timer out for my blog so I can spend some quality time with the blog getting it back to where it used to be, giving you useful advice and information. I’m not big on new years resolutions, but I’m here to say that I’m back, and you can expect regular blogs.

Also, I’m trying something new. I’ve brought on paid bloggers in the past to fill in the empty spaces, but now I’m bringing on guest bloggers to see how that goes. They will blog once a week or so, and hopefully they generate some new life and discussion. Now that my kids are out of the house and we basically have an empty nest, I think we need some younger blood around here.

If you are interested in blogging on a regular basis here, drop me a note and I’ll tell you all about it. Also, if you have not yet been featured on the podcast, fill out the form and if you don’t hear from me, send me an email and I’ll schedule and interview with you.

I’m getting ready to go to Monday Morning Breakthrough. I hope you’ll join me. It starts at 10:30 Eastern Time. It’s done by Kelly from Solo Masterminds and I just love it. It’s nice talking to other people about business and getting motivated on Monday Morning.

I have a busy week planned with the blog, updating some affiliate sites, and I’m writing another eBook.

What are your business plans for the week?

 

About Stephanie Watson

Mom | Wife | Virtual Assistant | Content Strategist
Stephanie has been working from home for over 20 years as a virtual assistant, template bender, and content writer. She's currently transitioning to business coach. You can learn more about her at her website http://www.barrypublishing.com.

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge