My VA journey and How My Business Came To Be

๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ผ Wow, time flies! I canโ€™t believe itโ€™s been 7 years since I got fired from a job that I really liked and I was left questioning everything about myself and the world. But that unfortunate circumstance really was the first of many steps that got me to where I am today. In fact, I think of it as my “Freedom-versary”! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ“†

But January of 2017 was when I took the first steps toward doing more writing and learning to build websites. I took a couple of other jobs along the way before I started my business, and each of them taught me more. Finally, in March of 2020, I started Schroeder Administrative Solutions.

Iโ€™m taking today to celebrate that milestone!

What an adventure, journey, and huge personal growth challenge itโ€™s beenโ€ฆ

One thingโ€™s for sure, it wasnโ€™t all sunshine and roses! There have been times when I seriously questioned what I was doing. But at the end of the day, itโ€™s one of the best decisions Iโ€™ve ever made โ€“ and I wouldnโ€™t trade it for anything in the world. ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒ


Along the way, Iโ€™ve learned a few major life lessons:

1- Sometimes there really is no reason or answer. When I left that job in 2017, I was devastated. The hardest part was knowing that I hadn’t done anything wrong and that the entire thing was a witch hunt. I’m the kind of person who owns up to mistakes. So I grappled between my role in the fiasco and the fact that someone just didn’t want me to continue in the space I was in. Eventually, I had to let it go. ๐Ÿคทโ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ”„

2- You can acknowledge the good, even when something ends badly. I learned SO MUCH from that job and from my subsequent adventures. And I met and worked with some amazing people. Some of those poor souls still work for that company. It’s gotten worse. I pray for them. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค

3- You don’t have to shy away from calling out the bad. Some of the lessons I learned were in terms of what NOT to do. Enough said. ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿค

4- Your plans might not be HIS plans. Allow yourself to be led in the direction He chooses. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

Whatโ€™s the biggest thing you learned from your adventures? ๐Ÿค” #FreedomVersary #LifeLessons #CelebratingMilestones