Change is Inevitable, Progress is Work

Ryans 1st day of preschool

It's ok to cry, not because you're sad, but because you're proud. (Click to enlarge.)

It’s back to school week for some of us work at home parents. It’s difficult to watch our little one’s wearing their brand new tennis shoes and this year’s “cool” backpack. Today was particularly hard for me, because my baby went off to preschool. *sniff* *sniff*

This entire morning I was working around the house and playing games with my daughter who starts third grade tomorrow. We are trying to make the most of her last day of summer vacation. It all happens so fast doesn’t it? Hence the reason why this post is going to be quite short today.

This also means that I am starting a new chapter in my work at home life. With both children off to school (at least for three days a week), there will be more time for me to focus on my work and more quiet for me to actually call my clients! :) So far, I have done 90% of my contacting clients via email and Facebook. It will be nice to hear their voices and take note of their requests in real time.

What I wanted to write about today is change. We all have choices in our lives that bring us to a sort of crossroads. All we can do is go left, right, or forward. However, we know that we can never go back to where we were. Sometimes, we get lucky and we can ask each other for directions, or leave each other instructions and how-tos in our blogs. But in the end, it all boils down to what we decide to do with our turn at those crossroads.

I don’t usually like to post such philosophical messages. However, I felt it was important today. If you think about it, as virtual assistants and entrepreneurs, we are all taking a road less traveled. It is up to us to decide how to pave the way and make it work for us. Once the path is beaten down, it’s becoming easier to continually “revisit” success.