Photography By: Ingrid Wilson Photography
My journey from chaos to calm...
I became a busy worker bee as I grew to adulthood. Working full-time as a public school teacher, while also working in my virtual assisting business at home, I was busy busy busy around the clock....and I began to experience burnout. Working + caring for my family + spinning wheels at work + lack of basic self-care = one exhausted and neglected Carrie. In an attempt to gain control over my life, I knew something had to give. I decided to give up on the dreams of working from home full time. I had and tried to basically quit everything besides my full time job and family duties. But quitting on my dreams did not bring my fulfillment. Instead, I felt isolated and frustrated.
At the beginning of 2017, I declared the year to be the year of dreaming and simplifying. I began to once again work on dreaming and preparing to re-launch my business. I also worked on learning and implementing simplifying and self-care strategies into every area of my life. I knew I wanted to thrive and not just survive. I didn't want to settle, and I knew I was meant for more. I am still a work in progress, but I am feeling SO much better now!
I am constantly having to work towards effective work-life balance. Margin is often hard to come by, especially when you have an older child with extra curricular activities and a baby who has ever changing needs! If anyone understands the need to simplify in order to THRIVE and not just survive, it is me, girl!
Learning to take care of myself better and to simplify my life has grown into a passion and drive to pay the lessons I've learned forward to others. As a type-A, organized teacher who loves to help others, I have become obsessed with spreading the message to everyone else that you don't have to do it all and that it is okay to ask for help. Asking for help is NOT admitting defeat!
I'm thrilled to be able to help other super-busy women and business owners take some of the stress out of their lives. Being a virtual assistant, to me, means that I am there to partner with you to help you learn how to focus on what is essential to your life and find ways to simplify your life and your business. In addition, I love showing my clients just how important self-care really is.