*written this summer before some crazy changes…. thought I’d still share them before moving on to more recent happenings*🙂
I did something new today. I love doing new things. This new thing, however, had me slightly skeered and losing some sleep. I started a new job. I interviewed and landed the job last month, it just took some time to get things all lined up.
Anyway, I attended orientation on my first day of a traditional day job. Today. Not only did I live through it, I enjoyed it! And really liked everyone I met. It felt strange at first, I usually only get “dressed up” for church, so leaving the house at a little past 8am wearing slacks, blouse and earrings (no outfit is complete without earrings) and on a weekday was just… weird.
For the last 13ish years, I’ve been working from home, and I don’t just mean the kind of responsibility that comes with being a grown-up. I’ve been maintaining a business (sometimes more than one at a time) within the walls of my house. I’ve done quite a few different things …. (nostalgic music chimes…)
*Sold Avon off and on (I got hooked when I was a teen and can’t let it go)
*Made and sold quilts, bags, jewelry and home & baby items (This one’s ongoing)
*Sold Tupperware for about a minute
*Taught classes such as sewing and jewelry making (Still do this for private groups)
*Sold something else I can’t remember. (Probably because I only signed up for it, and didn’t really sell it. I’m not that great at selling. I’d rather give stuff away.)
*Personal life coaching and mentoring (Ongoing as well)
*Signed up for Young Living (Essential Oils) (Meant to take this further. Still not into sales.)
And then there are all the volunteer opportunities that kept me busy, especially in the last 10 years while hubby was serving in the military: teaching, speaking, leading, facilitating, planning, helping, chaperoning, writing, hosting, meeting.
Not to mention hobbies that included going, making, doing, exploring and friending and finding and seeing and living.
This all on top of enjoying and caring for babies, houses, my hubby when he wasn’t deployed, and friends and family who liked or needed me.
I was a very busy bee.
So as you can see, I have done my own thing for a very long time. And not really as much Work-at-home as Bounce-in-and-out-all-day-long. But always working. So jumping into this new season with a new role and new schedule and new opportunities (as well as responsibilities) feels sort of…. tame.
Still, new is always exciting! Can’t wait to see how things go🙂