Re: Self Employment
and Single Parenting
Running my own business has given me the flexibilit
y I need as a single parent - I can't imagine how I would do it if I had to be in an office or work mandatory hours for someone else. At times it is stressful knowing our well being relies entirely on my business, but the flexibilit y I have to take Fridays off to spend with my daughter and take her to ballet class, volunteer in her preschool, and pick her up and take her to school the days I have her is well worth it. I wouldn't trade it.
and Single Parenting
yed has made it possible for me to be a better and more engaged parent. Running my own business absolutely gives me the flexibilit y to put my energies in the appropriat e place at the necessary time. Granted my daughter is almost 16 years old so it's a bit easier than it was when she was little, I still firmly believe that being self-emplo yed allows me to priortitiz e MY WHOLE LIFE to the greatest advantage. In fact, the seamless quality of my life contribute s in a positive way to all my endeavors as I've built a team of associates , friends and family that all multi-task with me to get things done. My dog LOVES the fact that there are 3 or 4 people who he views as potential sources of pats and snacks and walks!
I also think that I'm setting a great example. So many kids grow up thinking--
-as their parents reflect--- that the option of being self-emplo yed is somehow a stretch--- not achievable . We dispell that theory around here every day!
I'm a single mom. I had a few good years with my business Lemongrass
Consulting (www.lemon grassplann ing.com). This year has been hard. On the one hand, if I had a spouse, I could lean on that 2nd income. But, on the other hand, if I had a spouse, I would have to deal with that can of worms. I pay premium for my freedom and independen ce; and good partners on all fronts are tough to find.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
More Single Mom Business owners from Make Mine A Million weigh in on the discussion...
Posted by Linda J. Russell at 7:11 AM