I promise I have not fallen off the earth. I have just been busy, very busy (and my computer caught a virus). I have not spoken much of my new vocational endeavors as I have waited for them to get off the ground. But, they are officially off and running. And I am busy.
Last year, I went part-time at work to be home with my kids more. I had so many developmentally appropriate ideas for projects and learning and things to do with them. As, I thought about a fun little learning schedule for my boy and eventually the baby, as she grew. I realized I could include other children and expand social interaction and learning for my kids by doing so. Thus, Building Blocks - early childhood education was born. I knew exactly how I would organize the time and how I could make it a GREAT preschool. So, I planned and advertised and started it up this fall. We have a small group right now, which is great! And we are having so much fun.
Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC
However, this spring I was informed that a lot of administrative funding was cut at work. Things got crazy and we were all very confused as to how the division was going to handle the cuts. In May it was announced that most everyone in my position at work was being layed-off. They had decided to privatize my position. After talking and coordinating with others at work a group of us decided that we would become private support coordinators together. After much work and time, I am happy to announce that I am now a private support coordinator and we have named our company Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC.
So, as you can see, I have been very busy. But, it is a very good busy. I am spending more time with my children and I am a double business owner. I didn't start out with this in mind, but it has been a fun ride and I assume it will continue to be so.