While I don’t have to commute to my office (which is in my home, just upstairs from my kitchen), I love this time of year and the sense of freedom I get knowing I can take a break from sitting in traffic twice a day for school drop-off and pick-up.
It’s always a juggling act to balance parenting and building my own business, but I’m grateful for the control I have over my own schedule and that I don’t have to set up meetings that interfere with whatever else I want or need to do.
We’ve planned a couple of vacation trips this summer, so I won’t be booking any home staging projects during those weeks. As far as my clients know, I’m all booked up, which just makes my services more desirable. Kind of like how everyone wants to eat at the restaurant with the line outside!
The first holiday weekend of the summer is coming up. Independence Day always reminds me of Staging Diva Graduate Kelley D’Lima, who celebrated Independence Day a few years back by quitting her full time job because she realized she could make more in 5 hours of staging than she used to make working full time for a week!
I’ve been working from a home office since 1989 and I have to say one of the things I value most about that is my independence and the sense that I’m in control over my life rather than an employer.
This month you’ll meet other home stagers who have changed their lives by following their passion. Some have a full-time staging business and others do this on the side of another job. You’ll also learn about an exciting new product that will answer 50 of the most common questions new home stagers ask.
I hope you enjoy this months posts. Please send me your opinions and/or new story ideas.