State of Existence

The title of this entry might be considered vague and honestly, I think that is my intention. I plan to have a moment to just let my thoughts wander for a few minutes because it’s very much needed right now. For the last month and a half, my life has had some very major changes and most of which has been good. But also felt very scary at the time it was happening.

For the last year and a half my family and I have been adjusting to the changes of remote work, home schooling our three kids and all around being together in a new kind of way. We’ve always been a close knit and small family, which became even more important and relevant to us during this time.

Last year I started doing virtual assistant work for authors along with my own social media for book reviews and sharing my overall love for books. I was able to easily manage all those dynamics going on in my life until all of a sudden I couldn’t. I came to the end of my professional career with my employer of a very long time which sort of up ended some things for me. It wasn’t hard because it came to an end, but because the final few weeks were so emotionally draining that it was taking a toll on everything else for me.

Sometimes You Have to Make Hard Decisions For Your Own Health and That of Your Family

My virtual assistant work started to struggle as I was focused on applying for jobs and trying to figure out where I was going to be for the next chapter of my life. I ended up finding the most perfect fitting job that allows me the ability to continue doing work that I absolutely love and at a 100% remote capacity. Allowing for me to continue schooling our children; but this also meant that I knew my own well-being needed some changes. I finally made the decision to announce that I would be cutting back on my virtual assistant responsibilities.

With everything going on in the world, and in my own life in particular, it became apparent to me that I wanted and desired more time to spend with my family. Whether that be educating them, playing games, or just watching movies. Realizing that I was spending almost all of my “non-work” time on my phone and my computer doing things as an assistant, I started to realize that I was ignoring my kids more often than I was spending time with them. Even while being home 100% of the time. It was a sad realization and also very difficult for me to let these amazing women know that I needed to reduce my time with them. I’ve come to be very close with them all and it wasn’t an easy decision. But when your life is the one you need to improve, and that of your kids as well, it becomes even easier.

Cheers to a whole new chapter for me and my family which includes me spending more time with them, developing my professional career and focusing on my own writing here with you all.

Let me know in the comments what kinds of challenges you have faced with the unique times of the last two years.

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