Someone recently said in a mean comment, “Get a real job.”
I am completely and totally unemployable. I’ve been self-employed since I took a voluntary layoff from my last job in 1998. But that got me thinking . . . what exactly I do? Well, here it goes.
- Above all I am a wife and mother. Both my husband and I work out of our home. Dennis is an active investor in Green Works Landscape Design here in Tennessee and recently started a Bison Ranch. Attempting to keep our lives running smoothly is a full time job alone. As a mother I am actively still raising 2 of our 3 kids. I homeschool my girls in German, Math and Science and two days of the week they go to a Classical Christian School. I am a glorified chauffeur as I drive them to at least 4 days of dance lessons, act as a make-up artist and hairdresser for their performances and am their general cheerleader.
- I am the Managing Editor of 360 Degrees of Grief, Reflections of Hope, Volume 1. This keeps me busy with book promotions, radio and TV interviews as well as starting to work on Volume 2.
- When I can squeeze it in I speak at events.
- I have 5 cats, 1 dog, 14 chickens, and a large garden on over 12 acres.
- I actively write, edit and publish on a regular basis. My upcoming book Puffy & Blue is currently in the editing phase.
- I own Selah Press which published:
- 360 Degrees of Grief
- How to Self-Publish: The Author-preneur’s Guide to Publishing
- When I was Young I Flew the Sun Like a Kite
- How to Make Melt & Pour Soap from Scratch
- The Art, Science and Business of Aromatherapy
- DIY Kitchen Chemistry
- Puffy & Blue
The crabby lady who said, “Get a real job” doesn’t know me. She wanted to hurt my feelings, but it didn’t work. But it did get me thinking . . . could I ever get a real job? My answer: I hope I never have to grow up again and get a real job. Being the wife of a serial entrepreneur, being actively involved in the lives of my children, and being self-employed takes up too much of my time.