In a good way that is. We have had an emotional soul-searching weekend. We decided that, at this point in time, business ownership for us needs to come to an end. We’ve given one year and it’s time to try a different route to our goals.
Sad? Yes. Encouraged? Yes. We are seeing with more clarity that we need a business model that is a better fit for us such as an eBay business or Amazon or flipping a house. These are things that we’ve done successfully before and do not require pavement pounding or cold calling in building an accounting practice. (If you’re struggling with your business/job, you owe it to yourself to hop over to Dan Miller’s blog. His wisdom has been instrumental to us sorting things out.)
In the meanwhile, Jay is looking for a job. He is a skilled and talented CPA in a very good job market so we are encouraged by that.
I am encouraged that no longer will my time be divided between business juggling and doing what is my heart’s desire—-managing my home, loving my kids and of course, writing.
And speaking of writing. I schedule a few hours a day to write as I am plowing along on my book, “Labels are for Soup Cans.” I’m invigorated to write but yet a little emotional too with all the course changes we’ve had this past year.
So I wrote to my dear friends at the Homeschool fellowship board and asked for prayer. One of the moderators wrote me this morning and said,
I still believe the Lord has the perfect plan for your day-to-day life and lifestyle. Something that comes to my mind is a thing I heard but probably won’t say right…..something about it took lots of trial and error before he got the light bulb right. I forget how that goes but Edison probably had a few experiments up his sleeve and thankfully never gave up when they didn’t work the first time.
And that’s when I started bawling…right here in the coffee shop.
Today I am researching a chapter in my book. It’s on Thomas Edison.