Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Working for Myself--Busy and Happy

It's been a while. That's what happens when you just delve into projects and don't come up to breathe. And that's pretty much how I work. I take on a lot of responsibility and, now that I'm working at home, without the structure imposed externally by an office, I tend to work ALL THE TIME!

I'm often working into the wee hours, working all weekend, and only taking time off for necessities. Apparently making dinner doesn't seem to count as a necessity since I'm often lax in that regard.

My daughter pointed out the obvious. "But Mom, you said you wanted to work from home to be with us more but you're always busy." And I am. I like being home to drive the kids to sports and, of course being around them. But I also love being engaged in my new business.

My business also requires me to do fun things with my kids. No, really! I have a hyper-local website dedicated to kids events and activities in my local area of Connecticut.

Every time I take my kids out to do something, I can take some pictures, write about it so other parents in my area know what to expect, and then I take a tax deduction for the expense. Sometimes I even get to go places for free.

How is the new business going? Really well! I enjoy knowing about almost everything that's going on. The people who run the site are amazingly helpful. As soon as I signed up, they sent a huge amount of "getting started" info that really helped guide me in what to do next.

While I take my involvement "to the limit", lots of stay-at-home-parents and work-outside-of-the-home-parents run their sites with much less time than I have decided to use.

Just in case you were wondering where I've been, that's it!

If you are interested and want to learn more, just drop me an e-mail at kimberly_anne_mcneill at yahoo dot com . And yes, I like it enough that I'm hawking it.

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