It’s totally normal to go a month without writing a blog post, right?
Don’t think I haven’t thought about getting something up here. I have. Pretty much every single day. But those thoughts never turned into actions, and that’s mainly because of the five things below.
If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been (I’m sure the masses have been on pins and needles), here’s what I’ve been up to the last month or so.
1. I’ve been totally wrapped up in wedding season.
So far we’ve attended two weddings this summer (with several more to go), and I was a bridesmaid in one of them. Over the past month I’ve savored every bit of bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal, and wedding bliss thrown my way, and it’s been so fun to see close friends declare their love for one another.
2. I’ve been focusing on getting healthy.
My husband and I embarked on a summer challenge in May, which includes a strict diet, tough workouts, and weekly fitness tests. It’s taken a lot of time and dedication to get through, and it won’t be over until the end of August (and then we’ll be starting another challenge).
3. I’ve been writing, editing, and prepping my eBook for launch.
My eBook – The Bootstrap VA: The Go-Getter’s Guide to Becoming a Virtual Assistant, Getting and Keeping Clients, and More! - will launch to the public on September 24, 2012 (though some folks will be able to see it, and get a discount on it, before then – more details coming soon).
It’s been a long time coming, and it’s an organized brain dump of everything I’ve learned as a virtual assistant over the past four years. The eBook covers everything from what a virtual assistant is, to mapping out your ideal client and target market, to choosing services, to getting set up online, to getting clients, to alternative income streams for virtual assistants, and everything in-between. It’s a total labor of love and I’m so proud of it. I feel like God’s been calling me to share all this information for quite some time, and He’s finally opened up my schedule this year to work on it.
4. I’ve been trucking through blog helper client work.
Typically, summer is the slow season for blog helper work. People go on vacation and loosen up a little bit. So that’s what I planned for this summer too – except, for some reason, people seem to be all go-getter this summer! So I’ve been working hard behind-the-scenes for a lot of different people.
5. I’ve been sleeping in, reading books, traveling to see friends and family, and taking some time to de-stress.
Isn’t this what summertime is about? My batteries need recharged just as much as the next person.
I hope to be more active here in the coming couple of weeks. But if you want to keep up with me in the meantime, make sure to “like” me on Facebook. I post my thoughts, what I’m reading, and other nuggets of information there fairly regularly.