Wow!!! Well it’s been ages since I logged in. Had the new baby, moved houset twice (was homeless for a month- long story haha) and now in the new house. For anyone looking back on this post maternity leave went fine. I was sooooo stubborn (and bored) and was working even in the beginnings of labour!! My client told me off for answering her emails!
I returned to work (unofficially) when baby was around 8 weeks old. I just couldn’t stay away. I worked so hard to build my business and was still socialising on social media, so the offers and clients were still trickling in. It’s important to note I have almost no retainer clients. just lots of repeat business (a smart VA would offer retainers to them all and structure it better!)
So I returned to work, Jan- now have been my best months ever. Having that little break did wonders. I am now at the dining table instead of my office (new house- need to sort an office out somewhere!) and with lots of collaboration with other VAs, and client work i am very busy.
Just goes to show that sometimes we are better at dealing with stress and deadlines than we think. I am busier than ever, with work and kids, and I have been doing lots of development as well and i’m somehow still coping.
If you’ve read until the end…
Thank you for all the support- and if you are a newbie hang in there, being a VA is great and very rewarding xxx