Running around like a crazy person has been my life for the last three years. I like it. I like the energy, the busyness, the slightly manic pace. It makes me feel like I’m accomplishing something.
Feelings are weird things, though. They don’t always reflect the reality of the situation.
I’m not – was not – accomplishing anything that was worth accomplishing. My reward was that I was stressed out, didn’t sleep, and was on my phone and computer ALL the time. Sounds heavenly, right?
So, I quit. I shut down my main business. It was hard. I may or may not have cried. Okay, I cried. I cried like someone died, because that’s the way it felt.
I have other business, but this one was the one that I thought would do the best. It didn’t. There are a ton of reasons for this, most of them out of my control, and I KNOW this, but let me tell you something – it still feels like a failure in some way. And that hurts.
The more I look at the real situation, however, the better I feel. I have more time to focus on my kids. I have more time to read. I have more time to do Bible study. I have MORE TIME.
With all time I have recently found, I’ve been able to focus on what’s truly important to me. I’ve remembered why I started doing this in the first place. My original goal wasn’t to do other people’s apps and websites. My original goal was simple: I wanted to make education fun.
So…I am getting back to me. I am releasing a new book on Kindle today called “LinkedKin: How to Help Your Child Start a Tech Business“. I’m hoping that it is a fun way to help you make something great with your child – while both of you learn things you didn’t know before.
I wouldn’t know any of what I know now if I hadn’t branched out a bit and wandered away from my original goal. For that, I am extremely grateful.
I hope you’ll read it and give me a great review! If you don’t like it, well, keep your mouth shut! Ha! No, just message me so that I can improve upon it. I’m open to suggestions.
I also have a line of children’s books coming out soon, so stay tuned!
It’s exciting to get back to where you started and realize the passion you once had for something is still there…it’s just been buried for a bit.
Hi. I’m Jen. It’s nice to meet you again.