The next 4 years I dabbled in other products and subsequently opened a store, had a custom template made and got a little more serious. The last 2 years I got even more serious and opened up a website, and branched onto Amazon as well. While the learning process can be frustrating, it is also exhilarating! I love thinking outside the box, and communicating with others who are in similar situations. I love the flexibility that things are done on my time, and I can walk away from the office anytime I want. Although with laptops, the office seems to be with me more often than not. I have so far resisted the urge for a Blackberry Hiring people to help with the business is a learning curve, and a definite sign of growth & more freedom for me.
The one constant throughout these year is putting my family first. Whoever came up with the name Mompreneur sure had the order of words right for me. I occasionally still get asked “Do you work?” or “Where do you work”. I tell them I work from home, and if I feel the need, I further explain what I do. Yes, our kids are much older, and the oldest is able to drive himself. But knowing I can drop everything and be there for them is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Knowing how much I have accomplished while multi-tasking for 16 years is a great feeling of pride. And seeing how much my family appreciates me as a Mom, and how cool they think my business stuff is…priceless.