I find it funny when other Virtual Assistants and online professionals approach me to ask:
“How do you do it? How do you balance work, kids, husband and life?” The absolute truth? I don’t! And I truly believe that nobody does. Don’t let all those perfect lives you see on Facebook fool you (we all, myself included, post only the ‘good’ stuff).
The secret to ‘balance’ is to learn to be grateful for the chaos and drama in your life as it is, right now. To accept it. Look at those mountains of un-folded laundry as a sign that your business is really taking off. Be grateful for the fact that you can spend the day with your child on their class field trip and finish your work at 10pm instead. Embrace how lucky you are to have kids and a business that lets you be home for them.
Would you like a peek into my perfect life?
I have 3 kids (the oldest of which will not be happy I posted this pic) , a husband and my own business that I run full time. On top of that I’m in school – studying Health Coaching in the evenings. Sometimes the laundry mountain gets so big that the kids run out of clean socks (and I usually just buy them new ones!) I’d like to lose weight, the floor needs vacuuming and this morning I found that my kids have been making “Potions” in their bedrooms. (We won’t even go there).
This is my newest addition. A playful puppy who’s not 100% trained (although I can’t complain…his accidents are few and far between). He likes to chew stuff. The good news is I have to buy a LOT of new shoes.
You see, my life is not perfect. And I’m guessing that neither is yours. But I’m not waiting for that magical day when the kitchen is done, school is over, the puppy is trained and business is making millions. I am enjoying the chaos right now, as it is – and looking forward to the future as well.