I always knew I didn’t want to work a regular job. I wanted a farm, but I didn’t know exactly how to get one.
By 15, I already knew I wanted to work from home as a stepping stone to that dream. I loved being home where I could work and study at my own pace and in my own space. But didn’t know anyone who worked from home, and no one seemed to know anyone who did either. So I settled on nursing. It was a good career and I could support myself working as a nurse.
Getting that higher education never panned out for me, and that is probably one of the best things that neve happened. At the time it was frustrating and discouraging, but now I know it would have taken me farther away from my dreams instead of closer to them.
When I discovered some companies who would pay me to take calls from my bedroom, I was elated. The hours for the projects I worked were crazy. But I was working from home! Once I had that taste for the joy of working from home, it was hard to settle for any other kind of work. I knew that I had to find a way to do this full time.
In 2012, I read a book that changed a lot of things for me. It was a book that answered my many questions and helped me to put together the pieces to be successful at last in working for myself. It gave me a direction to head, and I haven’t looked back sense.
A few months later, I took a deep breath to stilled my pounding heart and hit “publish” on the home page of the website home of the job I always dreamed of but never really thought was possible. It was a big moment for me: One of those Great Things that involved many, many answered prayers.
Today, I am still growing that little dream. I’ve gotten the chance to work for some wonderful, wonderful people as a virtual assistant and I’ve loved almost every moment of my work. I’ve been able to fine tune and mold the direction of my dream. It’s been a good year.
Every new job, every day that I sit down at my computer, I feel so grateful to God for the way that He is helping me to reach my goals and make this dream a reality. I’m just at the very beginning. There’s a lot of growing to do and more goals to reach in the new year.
Some dreams do come true. And I get this as the view outside of my window. Seriously, I am overwhelmed by gratitude every single day.