When I started my personal blog, I had no idea that it would lead me to my dream job of being able to work from home. I soon realized after I moved to NYC from Florida, that it wasn’t practical for me to find a job teaching (which is what I was doing in Florida) because I would be making what I’d be paying for childcare.
I loved teaching, I really did. But I loved having the opportunity to be able to stay at home with my daughter. Soon after I began blogging, I started my own social media consulting company as a way for me to occupy some of my time spent at home. I also began doing more freelance writing at home as well. Before I knew it, I was working full time from my computer at home while still being able to stay at home with my daughter.
Nearly two years later, I am still working from home and still able to watch both of my little girls. It takes a lot of juggling trying to manage a household and a business at the same time, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My job as a teacher definitely helped me with my life now working from home. Check out 10 skills that I learned while working on the job site that I still use as a work at home mom.
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