Being self-employed as so many advantages – you get to take part of many activities during the day, can commit to hockey, soccer, baseball sporting events just after school, spend quality day time with your kids and overall be very flexible about when you’re going to work.
The problem with being self-employed is well… you’re self-employed. If you aren’t working (and not just at your “job” but promoting, bookkeeping, scheduling, banking, invoicing, meeting, planning, budgeting etc.) you’re not making money. Being self-employed is a 24/7, 365 job that you maybe – MAYBE – at the end of the year will be able to pay yourself a wage. People call you at 11:00 at night and email you on a Sunday expecting a reply ASAP. It’s not all glamorous as people make it out to be and if I could turn back the clock I would really ask myself and many others if this is something worth dipping into.
The fact of the matter is I love my job. I have a small business marketing, events and promotions business. To help others grow and profile their business gives me incredible satisfaction. I love watching and helping others through their growing pains and help making them a valuable service within our community and beyond.
But… sometimes everyone needs a break!
I recently quit my job. I planned it out so I could take one month off of work. A FULL month off, NOTHING – a March-cation! It’s very important to me to find a balance in life. My passion at this present time is focusing on the health of myself and my children. I think it’s very important to instill in them the benefits of working out, the healthy diet and most importantly being happy. One major passion of mine is with the cookware Saladmaster. If you’ve never heard of it or seen a demo you really must check it out at least once in your lifetime.
So why am I working on my Month-cation? I’m promoting Saladmaster for reasons other than to get paid (although, if people do invest I won’t object to the paycheque). I want to show the world how cooking in traditional methods really isn’t the healthiest way to go and how we are able to capture a staggering amount more vitamins and nutrients by SAVING money. Not that I want to get into a sales pitch here, you can call me up anytime to chat further and have me come and cook for you.
At the mid-point of the last Mommy’s Wellness challenge I was devastated when Sabrina did my measurements. Not that I hadn’t lost a considerable amount of inches, but because the number wasn’t as high as I would have liked it to be and I was stressed out because I didn’t know what that number SHOULD be.
After speaking with Sabrina and fellow class mates about my concern I began to feel a lot better about my measurements and myself. Sabrina’s number one piece of advice was to CUT OUT THE STRESS. I decided it was time to take this bull by the horns and get rid of a majority of my stress so I could let go of these pounds and inches that are holding me back – thus, the hiatus of my job for a while. Focusing on my passions in life are a priority and I’m very blessed for a supportive husband-ish that is behind me 110% of the way.
I absolutely love the camaraderie and openness of the Mommy’s Wellness group on Facebook. It really motivates me to see the other mom’s cheer one another on and to watch them reach their milestones. I actually don’t know who’s more proud when they reach a goal: them or me?
As always, thanks to Sabrina for everything and for not taking a month-cation (although it’s well deserved and I wouldn’t question you if you did).