It has been a big year for me. A year ago I started this awesome journey of being a virtual assistant and starting my own business. In the past year, I have grown from one client to nearly nine and growing!!! I have networked locally, virtually and even started a website of my very own. Yes, it is a work in progress and not as refined as I would like. But there is room to grow and improve–a journey!
Through this career, I have afforded myself flexibility to work around my kids’ schedules, be at their events and help them with their homework. Along with this flexibility, I have rediscovered the competitive, hard-working ethic that propelled me through college and graduate school. I love my clients. I want to work hard for them, do my best and see their business grow. This drive became a little buried over the past few years as I focused more on settling our family and making sure the kids and my husband’s needs were met. I still need to do that, but there is more in my life driving me.
The one thing, however, that I have let go is my fitness routine. I have never been a workout queen of any sort or one to run a marathon. But I have always maintained some sort of workout regime just, so I can honestly answer the doctor each year at my physical. Lately though, my pants have been a little tighter and I feel out of shape. I always said that I don’t need a scale, but rather my pants will tell me when I am out of shape. Well, they are screaming at me!!! WORKOUT, JENNY!!!!!!
So I have hired myself as a virtual assistant to maintain my workout goals. I am going to do the Couch to 5K program and get back into fighting shape. Okay, I really just want to drive down the road without feeling my stomach on my pants button. Can I get an amen! I am going to use the app to guide me in my routines and integrate the workouts into my work schedule. That darn exercise will be on my daily To-Do list, and goodness knows I cannot stand an unmarked To-Do item. I do not plan on posting my progress on my business Facebook or website, but rather hope I can integrate this into my work routine better than I have been. So wish me luck…I have a feeling I might be my most challenging client!