Actually this new year has been a whirlwind for me and “my business.” I was hired in February to help an amazing entrepreneurial woman get her taxes together for her small business.
And then all of a sudden a couple of opportunities have come my way to help 2 more inspirational women launch their new small businesses.
Wow! I am HUMBLED to say the least.
One of these ladies just signed her lease yesterday. I am so excited and proud of her. I have known her since we were 16. I know she will be amazing at this.
My other friend called me yesterday in an excited panic. The “dream” of a new business is now a reality. She had her elevator speech ready when someone asked “What do you do?” She has her first paying client waiting in the wings. Woohoo! Now to get her even more ready for her debut.
So what else is going on, you ask:
On top of encouraging and guiding these ladies I have been doing what I do best for my family, managing our finances.
I blogged about the local consignment sale that happens twice a year here and this will be the first season that I will consign.
Have you ever consigned?
I have done it before, but nothing on this scale.
Plus, I have 3 kids now and this is a whole new level of consigning.
I have been putting their too-small clothes in plastic tubs and had to haul them out. Then I had to haul out the spring/summer clothes and see what still fits. Lastly, I had to determine what is needed and for whom.
Can you spell p-r-o-j-e-c-t? Well, worth it, though, since I am now going shopping with a plan.
And that leads to the next project I have embarked on. A make-over of sorts for me.
One of my friends is starting up her personal stylist business. In exchange for my business savvy I get her style savvy. Trust me, I sure needed it.
Our first session together was to discuss “my colors” and my body shape. I had a general idea of both, but it was nice for validation. We even went over my make-up and hair style.
The next session was in my closet, literally. My closet now contains clothes that are appropriate. I am not holding on to that pair of pants any longer that I will never get back into. Seriously. Do you do that too?
I know what I need to round out my closet when I shop which will be very helpful to our budget.
It is time to move on and accept who I am.
The beauty of it all is that my girls see that I am embracing who I am. I don’t ever want my girls to think that getting older is a burden or something dreaded. I want them to think “I hope to look and act like my mom when I am her age.”
I made a promise to myself this year that I would really focus on my trading/investing.
It is my passion. I am good at it. I make money at it.
Plus, I want to learn new things.
And that requires time which, as you can see, is at a premium in my household at the moment.
Oh yeah, and I am homeschooling these 3 fascinating kids.
I wouldn’t trade any of the craziness though. It makes the days go by quickly.