Hello readers… hope you’re still with me! I know I’ve been absent here and there and not posting as frequently as I used to. Apologies if you’ve missed your dose of Smores and Sundresses!
Truth is, I’ve been busy building my virtual assistant business, and have recently scored my first official client. While I’ve been working as a virtual assistant since the end of May, I’ve been working as an associate VA. This means I basically help another virtual assistant with her clients. I’ve been learning the ropes, gaining experience and earning a paycheque too. Her patience and mentoring have meant the world to me, and I truly consider her to be a friend. I’m very lucky.
And then it happened one day, my husband was out with a sales rep to meet a client. My biggest cheerleader jumped at the chance to pitch his wife’s business the second the rep had to leave to make a call, pushing my business card along. Two weeks later, we had a meeting and I was receiving a signed contract from my first official client! Very exciting!
Unfortunately, this means that something had to give, and sadly, it’s meant my personal blog has been sidelined a bit. However, to be able to earn a living while working from home has meant sooo much to me. It enables me to help care for my nephew a few days a week, plan healthy dinners for my family. It allows me to be there when my kids are sick from school or have school activities, to which parents are invited. And this past week, I’ve even been able to get Christmas wrapped and ready. This is my life now.. it’s fantastic!
I think in the New Year, things will calm down and I’ll get a better system in place so that I can develop my writing more and work on Smores and Sundresses more frequently. I know it’s just a matter of working out a routine.
This Christmas has been very special to me, because it was a year ago this week that I began getting the short end of the stick at my day job. While still a tad bitter about how they treated me, I am thankful that I weighed my options. What has transpired in the past year has been incredible, and I’m proud of myself for taking a huge leap of faith. In the end, it was worth all the worry and uncertainty, because I’m here now. I’m still at the beginning stages of my new career but I’m confident that since I’ve made it this far, nothing can hold me back now.
This is my story and I own it. Being as scared as I was, I did it. Being a virtual assistant agrees wth me, and it seems to agree with my family, too.
If you are finding yourself unhappy with your life, in any aspect, I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone. Do what you feel is impossible and take that leap. You deserve to be happy!
Merry Christmas, friends, family and fellow bloggers. I wish you nothing but happiness and success for the coming year. <3