I Miss My Friends Here At WA
I have not been around here much lately. I have only posted a few times in the last few months when I had something interesting to share. After almost 2 years as an Ambassador I fell out of the ranks.
I knew I would be busy this fall and I have been. I don't want to share endless posts of how busy I am at my job, with our rentals etc. so I have been off the radar here.
I miss my WA friends though! I have met some wonderful people here and truly miss hearing from them.
There are some here at WA who feel only business should be the topic of our posts. However, I know that many of us feel hearing about our friend's lives helps us to be supportive and encouraging. Having a cheering section helps us all keep pushing forward and making progress in our business.
There are also those who take an all or nothing approach to this business. They feel any mention of our personal difficulties, responsibilities or time constraints is just an excuse and we should only focus on moving forward. Honestly, this has kept me from posting quite a bit this year. I would like to disagree actually.
The beauty of WA and what we learn here is that it can be applied by anyone who can read and write and has an internet connection. Whether we are young or old, rich or poor or middle of the road, healthy or struggling, we can all learn a valuable skill here and start a business. The gung-ho give it 110% attitude that requires stopping at nothing to become a full time, successful blogger is great for some but that is not realistic for all of us. Some of us are happy to keep moving forward slowly but surely while we have a life offline as well. Some of us are lucky enough to have very good jobs that we don't want to give up just yet or serious health problems that mean we have to focus on pesky little issues like health insurance.
In my case I have both the great job and the need for health insurance. Some of us already have side businesses as well. For us, websites are the way we envision gaining independence in the future but we have to work our regular job, run our side business and work on our websites all at the same time. Necessarily, our progress will take more time than those who can dedicate all their working hours online.
This division of our time does not mean we are 'making excuses', it means we are working even harder than you can imagine to juggle three jobs at once all while dealing with other responsibilities. I am very proud of the fact I am managing to do all three of my jobs at once!
I have some very good news as well!
My husband has a new job! After years of trying to find something better, he has. He has been very busy and is off to a great start. This is a huge relief. He has the potential to be moving up to a higher position in several fields as well. There is a lot going on for both of us.
I will be very busy for several more months since this is the start of the ice road season on the North Slope in Alaska and all the oil companies need water from me. I adjudicate water use by oil and gas companies for the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources. I was in a conference all day with British Petroleum, ConocoPhillips and all the other operators and government agencies yesterday.
The rentals are keeping us busy as well with a variety of vacancies we have filled and need to fill and more remodeling, plumbing etc.
I hope you are all doing well! I enjoy seeing your posts and hearing how you are doing.
Oh, and I have been working on my third website for WA promotion...so three jobs, one of which is three websites!
Onward and Upward!