Monday 21 June 2010

Woman in Motion!

Man in Motion came on the radio while I was driving home with the kids last night, and yes, John Parr spoke to me. Remember the song? From St. Elmo's Fire? Love it.

"Just once in his life
A man has his time
I'm coming alive!!"

I'm standing at this precipice. When I look back I see the person I "should" be. The one that went out everyday and worked for someone else and brought home a decent paycheck. (With a BlackBerry, company van and expense account... Yes... I miss those things.) That was a very comfortable place. When I was in it, it felt like a good place. (Did I mention I miss the van?)

As I stand and look forward I see a world of possibilities. It's an exciting time. I've just been approved to go ahead and start my business without worrying about losing my benefits. (We need those benefits!)

Starting my own business? Crazy? Hells ya! Especially when hubby is not a traditional bring-home-the-bacon kinda guy. He was/is stay-at-home daddy guy who works part-time (and who is also looking at becoming self-employed soon...)

Am I excited? YES! Am I scared? Shitless. Is this business viable? Yes. (OK... I don't know.. but like my theme song says "I'm through accepting limits 'cause someone says they're so...   But 'til I try I'll never know!") Is this the best thing for my family? I truly believe so. Creating and helming my own business will be A LOT of work, but it will be FLEXIBLE work. If I need to take an hour off during the day to see my Baby Girl graduate from Kindergarten, I can do that. Then, I can work those hours after the kids are in bed.

I'll be putting myself out there like never before. This is me. My ideas. My neck. If this doesn't fly, it'll be a blow to the self-esteem in ways that will make being laid off look like a laughable life-glitch.

As I stand overlooking this precipe, again my theme song plays in my head:

"It's time to trust my instincts, close my eyes and LEAP!"
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