I thought life got complicated when I had to handle budgets, bills, pension plans, and credit. Nothing, absolutely nothing, prepares you for parental responsibilities.Trying to find a good school in the urban city is one of them. I am quite happy with the private, Catholic school she is attending right now. I just wish it were closer to home. I was also hoping she would be able to attend the one and only good charter school in the city, that has a pre-k program. We went to the lottery last night and we place 75th place on the waiting list (oh joy). So it looks like Belle will be staying in private school for next year.
This is only the beginning.
Starting and running a business has got to be one of the most exhausting things, EVER! Then add raising a small child, as a single parent, into the mix and you’ve got yourself many sleepless nights.
I don’t even have to talk about the joys of raising a child (especially if you are a parent already), so all the stress and strain is worth it. ow as for the business, just like my child, all the stress and strain will be worth it. Why? Because I HATE bosses. My idea of a boss is a guide, mentor, a leader, aggressive in nature, friendly, objective….I mean you name it. All I have yet to experience in the many jobs I have had in the past are insecure individuals who always think that your role as their employee is to “shut up and do as I say.” I cannot work under those conditions.
So what motivates me to continue even more sleepless nights like this one where i literally was up all night trying to finish my Echoing Green Application? Being my own boss managing people who will be happen to have a leader of quality and purpose.
Totally worth it.
Starting a business is not easy at all. I believe the key to the initial stages of it is networking, networking, and then some. I have met and continue to meet some good people who are out there trying to do the damn thing as well.
Tonight, I went to an affiliate partnerships presentation, and although it did not really grab my attention, I walked away meeting a few good she-entrepreneurs. Ladies, lets stop the backstabbing, bickering, and jealousy (I know most of you won’t even admit you do that…..but news flash: YOU DO). It’s time we do “think like men” but act like ladies (didn’t really steal that from Steve Harvey, but hey I’ll give him credit since he coined the term).
Events is my thing. I like to plan them. I like to attend them. You will constantly find me on the computer searching for what’s going on around town. My family and friends have coined me the “go-to hospitality person” of the family.
With Belle, I do the same thing. I am always looking for what’s happening around town for kids her age. There is a ton of stuff out there. I am blessed to live in the NYC metro. There is never a boring moment.
Just recently discovered this site by two momtrepreneurs: www.hulafrog.com. It’s a comprehensive site that lists local happenings for kids (including babies and toddlers). The site is growing so if your city is not listed, be patient. I’m sure they’re on it. If not, go to their website and send them a message. The power of speaking UP.