It's been a month since I decided I wanted to start a business.
My original plan was to hopefully, maybe, pick up 10-15 hours a week doing virtual assistant work from home. Nothing too crazy, just something where I could use my skills and bring in some extra money. I wanted to ease into it, see if working was really something I wanted to do.
It was kind of a pipe dream.
Andrew was sure it would work and that I'd be good at it. I wasn't quite as confident. I had a hard time believing companies would pay me to do something I like from the comfort of my home. People look for jobs like that all the time and never find them.
I'm glad I didn't listen to my doubts.
By the end of the first week, I had four clients and was creeping up on 30 hours a week.
And I loved it.
Really, really loved it.
My clients are awesome. I'm having fun, making my own schedule, and getting to work on a huge range of projects. It's kind of dreamy.
My only problem was that Gabe was getting bored. And I was feeling like I could get my work stuff done way faster if he was entertained. Then I'd be done and could give the kids my full attention. I didn't want to make a move until I was sure I wanted to keep working.
And after a month, I'm still loving it and wanting to take on one or two more clients, so we found a preschool right up the street and Gabe started today
It's busy and fun and I feel like I'm really good at what I'm doing.
It's a good feeling.
I struggle with the old, "but what will people think?" mindset to which Andrew is very, very quick to remind me that this is OUR life and we are happier than we've been in a long time so opinions shouldn't matter. These changes are big, huge ones and were totally necessary. Not everyone will understand the choices we are making and not everyone will agree with them. People will make assumptions and act like they know us better than we do and all of that just can't matter.
It's OK that I liked the life I lived back in Georgia and that I like the life I'm living here. Even if the two look nothing alike.
Kind of makes me wonder what life will look like in 2016.
But for now I'm going to enjoy work that doesn't feel like work and be happy.