If I woke up tomorrow and were free to do anything you wanted with my life, what would I do and who would I be?
The easiest part of the question above to answer is that I’d still be me! Yes, I’ve made some blunders in my life and with hindsight, like most of us, I’d do a fair amount differently. However, I try not to live with guilt or regret, I accept what happened and move forward, hopefully a better person from from what I’ve experienced and learned.
So who am I? A business owner with an ambition to become 100% virtual and as a Virtual PA, I’m on my way. Before I discovered The Suitcase Entrepreneur, I’d decided I wanted to travel the world, a decision which was prompted by a big change to my lifestyle. I’d explored Virtual Assistance for a while as my husband wanted to live abroad and we would still need to earn a living. Then my marriage broke down and my husband moved out two weeks after I was made redundant. Left with a mortgage, I could have looked for another full-time job, but took the decision to sell up, split the proceeds and use the savings to become self-employed and start my business.
That was more than three years ago and I’ve grown so much, have improved in confidence and learned an incredible amount. I like who I am and wake up every morning looking forward to working with my clients.
I had toyed with the idea of using my savings to buy a round the world ticket and travel, when a random internet search revealed pet-sitting sites and there was my solution! Pet loving owners around the world need someone to care for their pets in their own homes from a few days to months on end. I’ve started to do this in the UK around my on-site client commitments, but am looking forward to travelling further afield, meeting some fantastic people and exploring the area where they live.
Even if money was no object, I can never imagine not working and in that instance would most probably volunteer, but I’m happy with who I am and where my life and ambition is leading me – what about you?