Friday, June 19, 2009

Change is good

As many of you know, I am an elementary school teacher. I really love teaching but lately the education system has been putting tons of pressure on teachers. It's almost as if teaching has become more about what you do outside the classroom than what you do in it. Honestly, I am so wiped out by the end of a school day that I don't have the patience or energy to enjoy my OWN kids! Sad, but true.

When my mom died I really started evaluating what it is I want out of life. I guess I want what everyone wants. I want to be happy and healthy. I want my family to be happy and healthy. I want to enjoy more time with my husband and kids. Life seems to be rushing by me.

I had been looking at alternatives to teaching that would allow me more time at home with the same (or better) income. The reality of needing to pay for college in 6 years hit me like a brick! I have been working on two different businesses in the past few months and I'm really excited about both of them. One business has been so much fun because I am partnering with my sister and 2 cousins. This business really makes me feel closer to my mom because my cousins' mom is my mom's sister. A family business...perfect. Unfortunately, I can't tell you about that one yet but trust me, you'll be the first to know!

I stumbled upon the second business and I'm equally excited about this one but for different reasons. I am now a part-time marketing executive for a company that sells eco-friendly wellness products. The products are not gimmicks but products we use every day in our homes. This company creates everyday products that are better for the environment and better for our health. I don't sell the products, just refer people to the company. The best part is that the income potential with this business could be high enough that I would be able to quit teaching and work at home full time in a year. That's my goal anyway.

If you are interested in learning about the wellness products, click here . More importantly, if you would like to learn about how to build a risk-free business let me know or go to . No high pressure stuff...just wanted to show you what I've been up to. Who knows? Maybe our lives will change for the better.


Coco said...

This ladybug on Maia's shirt - are you thinking what I'm thinking? Can you send me a close up of it? XOXO Coco

Julie said...

I'm all for whatever will give you more time with your family and less stress! Good luck with your businesses!

Anonymous said...

How awesome! Congrats and TOTALLY get the pressure on used to be fun...not much anymore.
anne, gunther, lex and benja