Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Happy Birthday to me!

It's my 2nd birthday, well ours...the blog, the business.  I can actually start to say that this is what I do, rather than "oh, I've just started...we'll see how it goes".

I quit my job with a vague plan to paint and play snap with the little one and sell bunting on the side.  In the hope that come school time, I would have a little business that will fit around the school holidays, play dates, sick days and snow days that are all heading my way.

Here I am, 2 years later with a child about to start school and a business making a profit.  It hasn't been plain sailing by any means, but I'm lucky to do what I do and be able to spend time with the little one. Not everybody has this luxury.

I have scored some big projects for some fairly big clients but there is nothing better than opening an e-mail from a bride that says "Thank you.  It's perfect".  I don't remember getting a lot of those while working in my old office job.

Two years on, am I making a profit? Yes.  Am I making a living? No

Is it worth it? Absolutely.

I have two babies that are growing up....my daughter and my business.  They both take a lot of work and both are so, so , so rewarding.  This life is a better life.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done and happy business birthday xx
Mum

Kathryn L said...

Thanks Mum!