Now, let's set some expectations- rural is relative. I grew up with running water, electricity, phone- you know, all that. We didn't subsistence farm, kill our own food or make our own clothes. If fact, we were pretty early into dial up internet and when available- DSL. But if you forgot something at the store, it was a 40 minute round trip. You might get lucky if you could get to the small market before they closed and pay three times as much for the time savings, but probably not.
I'm not going to lie- being a stay at home Mompreneur can be lonely. As much as I love my daughter and the freedom to set my own hours, spending long stretches with someone who is speaking in rudimentary sentences tough.
I am also setting office hours to better serve you and your hustle. With an eye for detail, a passion for blogging and writing, and a keen desire to use social media to foster connections, let's chat about how I can best serve you.
Recently, because I'm one of those people that pretty much reads every email I'm sent, I noticed our neighbors just up the hill were offering a barter for firewood- you can have the same amount you stack for them. Now, we've lived in out house since 2010 and I still haven't met these neighbors. They're literally at the top of the hill that begins at the end of my driveway. I'm sure we've passed on the road, but I had no idea what they looked like, or which black truck they drive.
I've never been more proud to work with Beautycounter. The products continue to impress (head over to my shopping page to check out my favorites), but what has me even more wowed by this company is the continuous effort to push for better beauty laws, educate consumers and push themselves to innovate and lead.
It's not always easy. There are days that the hustle shows no results. Then days with promise, then nothing. That's the life of a mompreneur. There are days that my daughter does all her pees in the potty and days where all end up on the floor or in a diaper. I'm confident that she will not go to school in diapers, just like I'm confident that my business will be emotionally and financially rewarding.
So here's the thing- life happens at the speed of light. Time marches on and every day you spend thinking "what if" or "I'll do it tomorrow" is time you don't get back.
I'm guilty of it too- we all want instant gratification. When things don't work in the first week, we often dismiss them. It's why millions of dollars of exercise equipment sits unused in basements across America. I want to plant broccoli on Monday and eat it on Friday. When it's not ready until August, it's hard.
One of my goals this year is to read a book every month. I used to be a voracious reader, but life intervened and it seems like ages ago that I had time to really hunker down and read. To hold myself to this goal, I'm participating in the book club that's part of the College of Confidence and for the month of July we read "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance" by Angela Duckworth.