As my first blog post for the year, it's 10am and I'm sitting in bed in my pajamas with my cat at my feet. It may sound pretty lazy, but I've already been up for 4 hours, made breakfast and lunch, shipped off the kids to school, picked up coffee (yes, I went through the drive-through in my pjs), updated my website, finished up some paperwork and read through a presentation I am about to give today. Ok, I also checked Facebook to see what everyone is up to on this sunny winter day.
I'm very excited about the possibilities for 2012. After about a year or so in business, I feel as though I have begun to make a name for myself in the community and I've made some new friends and connections that I 'm really looking forward to working with this year. I have so many ideas and (I believe because of my marketing background) I'm having as much fun marketing my business as when I actually work on a project.
But it's not always fun. Building a business is a lot of work, and with a full-time job (that I thankfully still have), it's sometimes a challenge. Some days I feel as if all of the balls I have in the air will come crashing down, but I have a husband and family who are a great help with the kids and a wonderful boss (and lots of vacation time) that allow me to take care of business–both personal and professional–when I need it.
As I say all the time, I absolutely LOVE this business. I love helping people with their homes. I love to help to create a space that makes them happy, whether it's to live in or sell. I love to solve a problem and relieve some stress for them. I guess what I offer is decorating therapy. Hmmm... maybe I've just coined a new phrase. Whatever you call it, I love it. And I hope you find time to do what you love to do.
Happy New Year!
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