It’s been nearly a year since I left my stable job at an insurance company for the instability of becoming a work at home mom. Many were sure that I wouldn’t be able to make any money, that any work from home transcription was a scam, and that we would wind up in the poor house. We didn’t wind up broke and living on the street, and I would like to think that if not for my husband losing his job, I would have been able to continue.
I’m hoping that over the summer I can reduce my hours at the pizza place and increase my transcription business. I enjoy being able to spend the days with Khaila and the nights in my office. I would like to find some of my own clients but I’m tired of dealing with lowball offers on freelance sites, scams on Craigslist, and scouring for leads when I could be working. I need to figure out how to better organize my time so I know that I will devote a specific amount of time to tracking down business, other times I will dedicate myself to transcription, and the times when I’m scheduled to be mommy, the office is closed.
I’m not sure how it will pan out, but I know that my boss can’t afford two of us full-time during the slow season and I would rather not sit in sweltering building baking pizzas in a 500 degree oven all day. I would rather be free to take my girl to the pool and swimming lessons than be stuck at work wishing I was doing those things.
One more thing that I thought I had failed at that I now realize I just needed to step back from and re-analyze. I’m damned good at what I do. I enjoy it. I just need to have the strength to say no so I don’t stretch myself so thin.