Part of the reason I've been so busy and not blogged in quite a while is that in addition to graduate school part time I started my own company!!!
I have been working in marketing for a few years now since we moved to New Mexico but I've always worked for other people. This January my New Years Resolution was to start my own company. Since my bestie Miriam (our former nanny yes but we still see each other 3x or more a week and are still thicker than thieves) got a degree in graphic art and design. So she helps me at night and on the weekends with design stuff. Mainly what I do now is have clients with specific marketing needs: social media, networking, special events coordinating, etc. and I contract with them to fill that void.
It has been wonderful. We have already booked our first few clients and I love my clients who are all awesome. I enjoy being able to still work from home primarily. I'm grateful for my mom who helps with the kids when I have work in El Paso and the kid's preschool here has been great with after hours care. The hardest part is not wanting to let any client down. For this reason I am starting to pace myself because there is only one of me and my first job will always be mom.
Our official launch will be in May after the March of Dimes, finals, and Showcase of Homes. At that point once my website is finished I will share it on the blog. It has been both a big step and a very liberating feeling, I just hope I can get it fully off the ground and do a great job!