Saturday, July 30, 2011

Whats up with me!!

I certainly am very excited!! I have been a stay at home mom for 9 years. Before I stopped working, I was a workaholic. It was just my daughter and I, and thankfully I had a great support system. Once I met my husband though, my son came along rather quickly. I stopped working when I was 5 months pregnant. I was having issues with my pregnancy and both my husband and I felt like putting our son in daycare would not be a good choice. I wanted the opportunity to stay home and raise my son, not depend on the daycare provider to do it for me. This also allowed me to spend more quality time with my daughter. So that being said I have not worked outside of the home, except for volunteer work at the schools, in 9 years.

Well things are changing. Not only have I enrolled in school to get my bachelors degree, but I have become self employeed. This is no small thing for me. I am OK with school, that doesn't scare me at all. But the idea of entering back into the work force...yeah that scares the hell out of me. I have just signed on to be a ThirtyOne consultant. I first heard of this company when my son was in Kindergarten, when I purchased my first bow purse and a duffle bag personalized for my daughter. I didn't know who the consultant was and I didn't get to go to the party. Recently a friend of mine entered into this same career, and she has me hyped about doing it myself. The best part is that I make my hours, I have complete control over how often I work and how hard I work at it. I get some great products to advertise and show off at parties. I am super excited about the whole idea!! I am scared witless though. In becoming a stay at home mom I basically became a recluse and I am going to have to work extra hard to get out of my habits of sticking my head back in the shell and pull my nose out of that book!

So this is what's up with me!!!

On top of this I have been reading some really great books!! Right now I am on a real paranormal kick, and have been reading the Mercy Thompson series. I am still do the quarterly challenge in a book group at I have 5 books to complete before I start school on Aug. 23: Desires Unchained, Unholy Ghosts, Wicked Intentions, Marry Me, and one more that I have not decided on yet. It needs to be by an author that I have not read yet, so I have a list of potential authors ready and waiting...all of which I already own at least one book.

What is new with my blogland friends?!!
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