Where are you at this very moment? Is it a place where you want to be? I heard a young lady on the radio the other day say she wished she was older because of her love for old school music. No dear, you were born exactly when God planned, not a minute sooner. I wish I could help so many women realize that, but we have to all take that journey and find out where we need to be for ourselves. As a mother, I can live by example, teach, preach, cry and show them everything they need to be the women they are destined to be, but I can’t tell them who and what to be.
I worked for the phone company for 11-1/2 years. I loved the money, made life long friends while I was employed there, but disliked the job. Funny thing is, I learned a lot on that job, how to speak to customers, how to tell by your conversation with a customer if they are buying or just getting what they requested. I understand why I worked there and spent the 11-1/2 years in the same department. It took the last 3 years for me to understand it. I appreciate everything I do and how I make my money so much more now because if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. I don’t have 3 weeks of vacation time to fall back on, I take off, I don’t make any money. Every dime I make now I work for it by using my skills, talents and my professionalism. I hope that makes sense to you all, I know it sounds the same, but my level of appreciation is different because I’m self employed.
How amazing is it to have the mindset to work for yourself? It’s not for everyone, it’s hard work and in my case seems I’m on the computer 24/7. Blogging has taken me places I didn’t think I could be, allows me to share with people I wouldn’t have normally met in real life. I write now when I have something to say, I don’t really set a schedule. I try to blog 2-3 days a week, work my contractor job and crochet and make jewelry. In between all of that, I have idea after idea rolling around and I will get out my journal or put a note in my iPhone. On top of that I take care of my family and run a tight ship (pretty much).
I no longer try to explain what I do, I just do it and to the best of my ability. I’m a nurturer by nature, love to listen to music, watch anything on MSNBC, HGTV & DIY networks and social media addict. I can create with beads, baubles, crimping tool, yarn and crochet hooks. I would rather sit around the house with sweats on and my hair in two strand twists, but will clean up on Sunday and when I go out. I have my own style, but will appreciate and respect yours. No time for hating and drama, just encouraging and lifting people I come in contact with….that’s where I am right now.