Wow. I can’t believe we’re at the end of our first month as small business owners. Someone once told me, if you’re going to pursue a job, you need to try it for at least six months before you decide if you love it or hate it. So far, LOVING IT. It’s hard to believe that it wasn’t that long ago that life threw us an unexpected curveball that ultimately got us to this point.
Six weeks ago, I got a phone call that would change everything. I lost my job. The company I’d been working for had decided they were no longer going to be pursuing client work in my services division and suddenly I found myself for the first time in my life, unemployed. I’m not going to lie. I was sad at first, mostly because I struggle with pride and always work really hard to be successful in what I do. I felt like I had completely failed myself, and my family.
But then, as I took some time to process what had happened, I found myself to be relieved. No, I was actually downright giddy. This was my chance to do something I actually love to do. You see, I realized I had lost my passion for the game I was in a long time ago. And as anyone who knows me can tell you, I’m a very passionate person! So that just wasn’t going to fly. I quickly came to terms with the fact that there was nothing I could have done to change the circumstances, and that I needed to make the most of this opportunity to put my ladyboss pants on and focus my energy on what I care about most.
And here we are, coming to the end of the first month as small business owners! We have signed the papers and put in the work to make my side hustle our full-time, family-operated gig. It is difficult to put into words how excited we are to see where this takes us, both as entrepreneurs / small business owners and as a couple. One thing we know for sure. It is a gift beyond measure to be able to bless others’ marriages through this company, and we can’t wait to see what God has planned.