Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I’m a Mommy Virtual Assistant

So what is my story? I opened my Virtual Assistant business in January 2005, loving that I found a work at home opportunity that was real and it was a perfect fit for me. After some horrible experiences with previous employers, I loved being my own boss. Both my husband and I thought it would be perfect for when we would eventually start our family. I would be working at home and just be able to be there with our kids. We never actually thought out how that would actually work, we just assumed that it would.

Fast forward 4.5 years. In May 2009, my little Joey arrived and my whole world changed. In the previous months I was on the verge of freaking out because I realized I knew how to run my business sans kids, but had no idea how I would do it with a baby in the mix. Everyone told me that it wasn’t a very easy thing to plan for since all babies are different. But Joey was here, and I was thrust into the roles of being a mommy, a wife, and a VA business owner.

It took some getting used to being in a world of bottles, diapers, sleep deprivation and all that jazz. Add that to the client calling, the mailing projects, client websites, and real estate craziness, it has all been quite a job. I’m an at home mommy, just like I wanted. But I’m also a working mommy, the venue just happens to be at home too. It is a unique situation with no real how-to or instruction manual.

I’d be lying if I told you that it has been easy and I didn’t struggle with trying to do it all. It has been hard trying to juggle the responsibilities of motherhood, marriage, the household and a home business all at once. And even though he is almost a month away from his 1st birthday, I am still figuring it all out.

I am enjoy being a mommy. My son is my whole world and wouldn’t give up motherhood for anything. I am also still loving being a VA business owner, being my own boss, and the flexibility it affords my family.

I am a VA Mommy and LOVING it!

(I’d love to hear experiences from other virtual assistant mommies or mommy business owners, so please leave me a comment!)

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