Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A New Beginning

This summer will be the fourth anniversary of the creation of my blog.  I remember starting out on this journey simply wanting to share my voice in a community of people who were able to relate.  I desperately wanted to have something for myself.  Ultimately, I wanted to feel relevant and heard.

You see, at my house, my voice often gets lost in the mix of four kids and a husband.  For a person who likes to be productive and feel purposeful, this can be a challenge.  For many years I have questioned whether being a full-time mom was right for me.  I've searched repeatedly for something to do outside of the house to not only generate income, but to feel valued and noticed.  To have some tangible reward for doing my job.

After many, many years of tossing ideas around, engaging in small side business ventures, and striving to find just the right thing, I opted to create my own business.  A legitimate business.  Paperwork filed and all!  For the past six months, I have been a business owner.

I am so excited to be the proud owner of a business I feel truly fits my personality and strengths.  A mom-centered, organized, helpful service called the QC Busy Bee.  The idea of this business is simple:  making life simpler by helping others get back some of their time.

I cannot tell you how many times I have thought to myself, "I just wish someone would come and take care of (fill in the blank)."  These thoughts are what drive my business model.

To most employers, my resume would probably illicit some eye rolls and belly laughs.  It would probably read something like this:  "I have acquired some great skills over the years staying home with my kids.  I can cook some seriously delicious meals, create a budget and manage the finances, efficiently grocery shop, plan some amazing vacations within a budget, plan fun events and parties, bake without nuts, and multi-task with the best of them."

Well, to this employer, these skills are extremely valuable and they are the very services we offer to our customers.  As we continue to build our customer base and receive feedback from the community, more services will be added.

For the most part, we are only able to serve customers living within the Quad Cities, but there are a few, such as family-friendly meal planning and planning a customized vacation, that can span all geographical areas.  

Creating a business of my own has offered me the opportunity to take control of my future and work toward a goal.  Just like anything else it will take time to grow and blossom, but I am looking forward to the challenges and rewards that lie ahead.  It will take a lot of hard work, but it will be worth it.

What starts off as a small idea has infinite potential to grow and I look forward to the journey.  I have adopted a new motto:  "The only thing standing between you and your dreams is you."  It's time to get out of the way.

If you're short on time and need some help, we're here to help!  Contact the QC Busy Bee today at qcbusybeeconcierge@gmail.com or 563-484-9402.


     


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