Ch Ch Changes
I got a J.O.B.! You know that thing where you get up every day and go to an office. This is big news for me because I’ve been an entrepreneur for the last 8 years. In 2002, I started my own Virtual Assistant business that merged in to a Social Media & Marketing Support business over the last few years. I loved being an entrepreneur and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world except for this new job that the universe handed to me. It was an opportunity I could not pass up and it came at a time that just felt right. Two kids are leaving for college at the end of the month and the other is turning 17 which practically leaves me in an empty nest (ie. I’m not needed at home so much anymore).
I did not make this decision lightly. I love being an entrepreneur. I love wearing jeans to work every day. I love my commute (about 10 steps). I love what I do. But… I was also ready for a change. The song Changes by David Bowie has always been my favorite song and it is the song I’ve been singing in my head for the last few days.
In case you are wondering what is going to happen with my business Virtual Simplicity and my blog Sally Around The Bay here is my plan:
I plan to keep my business site up, right where it is and have it be a referral source. I know a lot of amazing wonderful and incredible Virtual Assistants, Social Media specialists, Web designers, etc. I want to continue helping connect people. So, if you need support on a project, just ask and I will point you in the right direction. ***updated 12/29/11 – After a year of hosting the old Virtual Simplicity site I decided to give it up. I merged all the old blog posts from there to here.***
The question I get asked most often when I announce, “I got a job!” is “What about your blog? What about Sally Around The Bay?”. Well, Sally is still going to be going around the bay! In fact, I’ll be getting out a lot more. My new job is in San Francisco so I will be taking the bus and/or ferry to and from work (a.k.a. tweeting time). I plan to discover lots of new fun restaurants, businesses and fun things to do in San Francisco and will continue to blog about them. I probably won’t be on Twitter 24/7 anymore but that doesn’t mean I won’t be tweeting. I’ve got the bus/ferry ride to and from work, evenings and weekends to tweet, blog, Facebook and go out and have fun! 😉
The other question I get is, “Does this mean no more TweetUps?”. Of course not! I love TweetUps. Just because I have a job does not mean I won’t have a life! I’m really looking forward to my new job. I’m even looking forward to the bus rides – which could probably be a whole blog in and of itself.
Thanks for all your support over the years! I look forward to sharing my new adventures with you!
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Oh Sally, I am so happy for you! Congratulations on your new job!
Way to go Sally … glad that things are working out as they should.
I’m so thrilled for you Sally…sounds like a new fun adventure for you. Change is good and needed now and then. Glad you are leaving your sites online for others to learn from and enjoy. We’ll definitely see you around still & you know you’ve always got a place to stay here in Vancouver next time you visit 😉 I know I’ll be looking you up when I finally visit the bay area 😉
Everything happens for a reason right? I’m still a little sad though, I’ll miss you during the day!
When the universe hands you something and it is at the right time, it’s then meant to be. I’m sure this will be an awesome new adventure for you and I can’t wait to hear all about it.
A toast to an unexpected change for an exceptionally special woman!
Sally, What is the new J.O.B.? Where will you be in the city?