WOW, What a Wake Up Call

Last Update: February 27, 2016

Well, this week I had to do something I swore I would never do, go back to work in an office. I had been fortunate enough not to have to do that for the past 2 years, I had been able to stay home, travel, and work almost full time on WA since joining. But like so many other people that I'm having the good fortune of meeting here, I have to supplement my income for a while, until the site starts paying.

What a shock to the system, having to get up so early, spending so many hours driving/working/getting ready for work. Half of the day is devoted to just that, getting your meals ready in advance (I don't buy my lunches), the laundry, preparing a weeks worth of meals for the animals, and so on .....

And to add salt to the wound the weather in our part of Canada has been horrible for the past couple of weeks, LOTs of snow, freezing rain, one of the most dangerous conditions to drive in. Next week it would seem will not be any better, we'll be getting snow every day and another bout of freezing rain.

If I needed a wake up call to work hard on learning everything I can from WA and making my site work, this is it. I had forgotten how much of life you don't see when you work outside of the home.

Why go back to an office job? 2 good reasons, that's where my skills are so the learning curve is almost non existant, and the salary is amazing. That is the bright side, I can plan to work 6 months a year, and take 6 months off to study on WA.

So it's not all bad, but it's a shock to the system non the less. I'm using this experience as a big kick in the butt, a huge motivator to reach my goal of being my own boss.

Image source: http://thistimeimeanit.com/six-ways-motivate-day

Cheers Everyone, Sylvie :)

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Tirolith Premium
Do you only have animals in your house?
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soucss Premium
Yes, I was not fortunate enough to have children, so I take care of animals, but they are treated like kids, they eat only home cooked meals, very spoiled LOL.
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Tirolith Premium
We had two children and were always taking their photos. When they were 10 and 12 we started breeding Basset hounds. From then on we started taking dog photos. If the children were in the photos as well it was and accident. Ha, ha. Tom.
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AlexEvans Premium
It can be hard juggling work and WA, as well just takes a bit longer to get there that's all. But the success when we do is awesome. Best wishes Sylvie, things will work out I am sure.
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soucss Premium
I agree Evan, it will just take a little longer and I know I won't feel the same when the weather changes, spring is just around the corner, happy Sunday :)
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GaryHelm Premium
Sometimes Sylvie we have to do things that we don't want to do. I always tell my apprentices that it's only temporary and if you set your sites on the finish line and avoid the clock, then next thing you know, it's over.
Besides, think of all the great ideas for blogs you'll get as you slip and slide around the corners and up and down the hills.

Have a Fabulous Weekend !!

Gary
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soucss Premium
Thank you Gary, I hadn't thought of that, I will keep my notepad close to keep track of those ideas, the site I have right now is for retirees, almost half of the people I'm working with are getting ready for that stage in their life, I'll know what they're looking for, I may even have found my first person looking to join WA, she tried another site and quit after they had swindled her out of $9,000!!! You too have a fabulous weekend :)
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GaryHelm Premium
I'm so sorry for your situation Sylvie.
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soucss Premium
Thanks Gary, I know some people are in a worst situation than this, I was having a pity party this morning, I'm sure things will improve fairly quickly :)
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JudeP Premium
All the very best moving forward :)
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soucss Premium
Thank you Jude, hopefully this is something that won't last for too long :)
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