In 2002 I read a book that was so poorly written, I picked up a pen and started writing – hell bent and purpose driven to prove I could write better than “Lisa” whatever her name was.
I’ve always enjoyed writing,and when my husband Robby and I learned we were expecting our third child, my focus shifted. I left the jobligation. The opportunity to raise my children at home was something I’d never dreamed I’d have.
During that time, to make a little play money, I began working from my home as Professional Client Services – a virtual Bookkeeping, Payroll and Administrative contractor who provided various services independently. Now, that was cool! To stay home, take care of those needing care (my family) and give care to those needing help (my clients). It was fabulous.
That was nearly 10 years ago. The next four years I spent at home, then when the youngest started kindergarten, I spent another year looking for work. The last four as the Visitor Center Coordinator with the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce, and now I am home again.
Unless an employer advertises an extremely lucrative opportunity that includes health insurance for my family and retirement benefits for me, I am going to give Virtual Assistance another go. This time with the added benefit of high-speed internet, virtual social and professional networks and opportunity to succeed at warp speed. My children are growing quickly and I just want to do what I love – work when I want to, provide for my family, write great pieces, and make enough money to end my husband’s worry and fill the fridge with food.
Virtually Self Employed (catchy isn’t it) provides Virtual Assistance & Computer Administration services. With more than 20 years professional career experience in business and office management, bookkeeping, and computer systems administration, you can expect exceptional results, efficient service, one eye focused on accuracy and the other on your satisfaction. You can contact me at VirtualSelf@VirtuallySelfEmployed.com.
Now that I have published my blog, my writing conscience wants to explode, chomping at the bit, waiting to unleash itself. So who knows what will happen next. Will my writing reveal epic failure, deliver delicious short stories, express a crazed brain full of weird or fanciful ideas? Will I someday publish that secret work of fiction (a novel idea) that sits unfinished in my office?
Either way, I am moving forward!
If you care to, please offer feedback below. I would like to know if my writing moves you or needs critique. I am looking to grow tomorrow beyond the boundaries of who I am today. Thank you for visiting.
Patricia “Tish” Shoffner
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