With 2019 coming to an end I cant help but look back thru the year and feel excited its over! This year has felt like rollercoaster, so many changes + so many emotions & so many ideas (some good. . . some not so good) but overall I would say it was a year of learning.
I started 2019 with a clear vision of what I was doing, I was content. I was working at a preschool, basically being my own boss & I enjoyed it. I felt like its what I was meant to be doing, but a part of me knew I was meant for more. . . so with that in the back of my mind I was trying to find other outlets to give me a sense of freedom. I didn’t want to be tied down to 1 job, 1 source of income, or someone telling me how to live my life.
Back in April 2018 I had joined an MLM, Beachbody to be exact. I was sucked in by the daydream they were selling. My team was great, I met some amazing people and learned ALOT. . . especially on how not to sell.
Fast forward to the beginning of 2019 the preschool I was working at shutdown & insert panic mode because I had dedicated so much time into the place I felt like I had NOTHING. I was left with a sunken “side hustle”, no job, and clueless as to what to do next. By this point I was so burned out from this side hustle that had promised the world I knew I had to get out for my own sanity.
Right around this time I came across a random Facebook ad, funny how these things happen. It was for an online ecourse on how to start your won Virtual Assistant business, I was instantly sold. Lucky for me I have a very supportive husband who asks minimal questions, says yes to all of my crazy idea while silently crossing his fingers this is the last time we have to dish out $X to another one of my dreams & ideas.
I signed up and dove straight in to this online entrepreneur world, completely clueless and naïve. I did all the right things. . . had a great portfolio with real client testimonials, brand, social media, website, etc and things were GREAT. Shortly after I realized I hated the typical VA tasks, that usually resemble an office job (in my eyes) and I didn’t feel like it aligned with my passions.
So again here I am feeling shot down by another dream, not knowing how to explain to my husband that this isnt for me. So instead of calling it quits I brain dumped, there was obviously something I was seeking in the online space, something that kept drawing me in.
For me that was social media. I like the behind the scenes aspect of creating the post, taking and choosing the perfect photo, the trial and error, & even the research. It fulfills me creatively, especially when I get to play photographer (ive always had a ‘not so secret’ dream of becoming a photographer) and while learning all of this I got to start the blog ive always wanted.
The best decision i could’ve done was to shift my business. So I rebranded, took down my website, and started to market myself as a social media manager only taking clients who needed help with their social media with a focus on Instagram & Pinterest.
& here we are ending 2019 helping other people get visible online while doing what I love using social media. Ive also shifted my business again to start building my own brand and start a lifestyle blog to help other women see that being a wife, mama, and business owner is possible. . . You may just have to work a little harder (for a little while).
So im excited to see what exciting things happen in 2020 for my business and where this blog adventure takes me. So bare with me as I learn the ropes and fight the fear of showing up on a more personal level than my “business” blog full of social media tips.
I am also excited for YOU!
Do you have big plans for 2020?