I truly love what I do. Today’s events reminded me just how much. My daughter is 10. She is a gymnast. Almost three years ago, she injured her ankle. Since then it has flared up on occasion. After her first meet in September, she experienced one of those flares. We did the usual treatments, visited the pediatrician, and even took a full week off from the sport.
Upon her return, she felt better. By the end of the second week, it hurt in a new place and worse. She wasn’t even working out fully yet. Today, we went to the orthopedic doctor as recommended by our pediatrician. She has a new injury due to compensating for the injured ankle. The doctor found a stress fracture in her fibula a few inches above the ankle. She is now on crutches. That means no more riding the bus to school and only attending gymnastics for strength exercises to keep her strong to continue her sport in full in 4-6 weeks.
What does this have to do with my love for what I do? Everything. As a professional Virtual Assistant, I set my own hours and make my own schedule. I will be driving her to and from school and gymnastics as well as a few more appointments. If I were working a regular JOB, I’d have to miss work and possibly pay, too. As a Virtual Assistant working from home, I can work any time day or night to cover anything I miss during the day to take care of my daughter.
Working from home allows me the flexibility I need to care for my family when they need me. I don’t have to make arrangements with a boss to leave early, come in late, or even miss full days to do that. I can be there for my kids and my husband as needed. I wouldn’t have it any other way.