This blog has been on my mind for about 6 years now. But the timing was never right. I had just quit my full-time, work-outside-of-the-home office job to stay home with my kids. Then, as someone who always has that entrepreneurial itch, I started a new business.
Not long after that, I started a second business.
Then I was running two businesses while I was at home taking care of two little ones. At that time, I didn’t think I could make adding a blog to the mix work. So while this idea remained at the back of my mind, I never thought I could pull it off while doing all of those things at the same time.
Then things started to slowly change. Both kids were now in school full-time. The second business I had started was entering its 6th year and I was having doubts about continuing with it.
I closed that second business in July 2014. At that time, I knew I had to find something else to fill that gap, because that’s just the way I am—but what would fill that gap? Then the idea for this blog started tapping me on the shoulder a little harder.
I went back and forth for a bit…debating. And you are reading this, here, on my new blog…so you already know what path won.
So here we are.
When I chose to close the door on that second business, I was relieved and I was happy, but most importantly, I was so excited for what was next. I am the type of person who has to always have my hands in many different things. I am a doer. I am always creating, testing limits, trying new things, making things happen for myself. Trying new adventures. I don’t like waiting around for amazing things to happen—I love to make them happen. (although when amazing things unexpectedly happen, I really love that too!)
So now, I’m making the time for this website right. Maybe if I had started it 6 years ago when the idea first came to me, it may not have worked out. But maybe it would have—I’ll never know. I chose a different path at that time and I don’t regret my choices, but that path ended up being a roundabout one that led me right back here. The important thing is that I am finally doing it.
One door closed and I opened up a new one for myself. Classic me style.
Bring on the new adventures.