Been here 9 Months Now

Last Update: January 30, 2016

Nine Months at WA

Hello WA Family:

I find it intriguing and rather humorous to be writing this blog about being a part of Wealthy Affiliate for nine months. All of you mothers out there will relate to me on this one. Generally, when we think of "nine months" we associate that with being pregnant and having a baby. I have two grown kids - my son, my youngest, turned 19 this week - Yep! I am old!

When I was pregnant with each of my kids, everyone would tell me things like the following:

  • "The pain that you are feeling now cannot compare to the joy that is coming"
  • "A baby will be a work of art....a piece of your mind and a slice of your heart"

What I find humorous here is that we can equate each of those quotes to our online businesses we are building here. For the second quote, your baby can be referred to as your website.

This past nine months, I have felt like I was taking something from a fetus to a living being, something that had a life of its own. Isn't that how we are all feel as we are growing our business and developing our websites? We are taking something so small and molding it into something will make you proud.

So, here is my question:

Since it has been nine months now shouldn't I be holding and enjoying my bundle of joy? So, how come I still like the image on the left instead of showing off my yacht?

I am sure we can all relate to this, am I right? But we will get there! Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a positive attitude while you wait.

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Michelle2016 Premium
Since you have been here longer than I have, you may have already read this, but I read a blog post by DomW called it really helps put things in perspective when it seems we are not progressing fast enough. It does take time. (unfortunately ;-) )
stephhill Premium
Yes. It does take time. I was just being humorous. Lighten the mood we are all feeling. :)
islandguy Premium
That was a very helpful tip. Saved that article and another of his as well
kumar1992 Premium
Dont worry, we will all be at the top one day, just peservere through! Winners dont quit, and quitters dont win. Looking forward to seeing a success blog from you soon! :)

stephhill Premium
Very true indeed. Thank you!
MarionBlack Premium
Good post Steph. I started my first website 14 years ago and I'm still learning.
stephhill Premium
Hi Marion! So good to hear from you. I created my first website in 2004 when I went to school for web design certification and I am still learning too. Beauty of this business right?
XinZhang Premium
What? No yacht after 9 months? What am I to do with the yachting clothes now?
stephhill Premium
They can be your symbol that you put in the morning to reflect the reason why you are here. Check out my last blog #5:
TanjaRita Premium
I can totally relate. I have been with WA for 10 months and 4 days and still feel like the picture on the left. Looks like this baby is going to take longer than 9 months!
stephhill Premium
Yes it will. Thanks Tanja!