Every few months I get the motivation to jump back into the online space and its always as scary as if I’m doing it for the first time. After taking a “covid hiatus” no I didn’t get covid, just felt super overwhelmed with all the “what if’ questions about my business and if it was worth pursing because of all the uncertainty.
So much has changed in the past 2 years since I started this “side hustle.” I started , I failed, I quit, I went fulltime, I quit again, and now I’m back again.
So why now? I realized that despite all the ups and down I truly enjoy helping others reach their business goals. This business gives me the opportunity to be creative, get out of my comfort zone, and feel fulfilled. . . lots of things my job doesn’t do for me.
A little life update
Earlier this year my husband got called and was put on active duty orders and a week later he was gone. Suddenly I was “single momming it” I was working fulltime + building this business, homeschooling my kindergartner, while dealing with Maine winters (not something this TX girl knows how to do) + covid + not knowing when my husband would be back. The stress I felt was overwhelming and in March I quit my job to go fulltime in my business and focus on all the other things that felt more important. Shortly afterwards I still felt like I was still drowning and quit my business, beating myself up daily about it. It was definitely not a good time for me.
In April we found out I was pregnant and as excited as I was I was equally scared, so I went back to work part time at a friends home business.
At this point I didn’t think I was capable of opening the doors to The Burrows Way again after quitting so many times. However I still felt the pull and the urge to help small businesses anyway I could, so Id jump into Facebook groups and share what i knew. I even took on a few small projects and slowly got the courage to jump back in.
So here I am, taking it one day at a time slowly opening the doors to my dream yet again.
My goal is take this side hustle into a full time business however long it takes.
I don’t always know what I’m doing and realistically I probably never will, and that’s okay. I don’t know where this business will take me but I’m excited to jump in and find out.
This “lifestyle” section of my blog I’ll be sharing little life updates, how I manage to build this business as a mom with a school ager + a newborn, and anything else along the way. I want to be an open book when it comes to this and showcase that it’s possible “to do it all.” I want to be able to help other women, other moms, entrepreneurs, etc see that their not alone and that it’s okay to take a step back and jump back in as many times as needed.
The dream is still reachable.
So thank you for being patient with me and for welcoming me back with open arms.