Sunday, March 16, 2008

Wild idea

So, after over a month of not posting, I thought I should write a little something. First, let me say that I have been reading blogs here and there and commenting when I have the moment. I miss being able to sit and pour out my thoughts, but I am focused on a new venture at the moment that is demanding all my attention (well, whatever is left over after parenting demands and work responsibilities!)

Things are going well right now. I am getting settled into my job, but have my sights set on something way larger.
I have been throwing myself into researching the possibility of opening my own childcare center/after school program.

After I started back to work in the field, I realized how much a part of me it really is and I want to expand on it, grow something from that passion.

I have been spending all of my spare time researching and reading about state laws and regulations, perusing properties for sale, designing a budget with start-up costs, a business plan, etc. I am all set to take a Pre-licensing workshop at the end of this month and I am really looking forward to that. I hope to walk away from the 2-day workshop with a solid handle on what to do next and where to get started.

On the parenting front, Jacob has turned 10 and is having a positive run of things right now, so I am enjoying that while it lasts. Max is going to play baseball this season, so we are gearing up for practices and games and time spent at ball fields in the evenings (which will be nicer when the weather warms a bit). Journey and Serenity are both conveniently settled into the childcare where I work, so I can see them during the day.

Hope everyone is doing well, and I will update more on my venture as I can!


blooming desertpea said...

Hey, good to hear from you and that everyone is doing great. Busy here too, haven't posted for a while, as well.
Your own childcare center sound like a fabulous idea. Keeping fingers crossed for you that hopefully it will work out. :)

Family Adventure said...

What a great idea! I am very excited for you. Keep us posted on your progress.

Thanks for checking in again - I was missing you...

Heidi :)

Kellan said...

Good luck in your new venture - that sounds exciting! Hope you all are having a good weekend - nice to see you. Kellan

Omaha Mama said...

Congrats and good luck! That sounds really exciting, I can't wait to hear how it all turns out. I really wish you the very best.

Amy Y said...

How exciting, Mama!
I can't wait to hear more as this story develops... Very proud of you for following your dreams, new as they may be? :)

painted maypole said...

so great to get a glimpse into the exciting prospects. you can do it. i know you can

Christine said...

i am so glad to hear that things are going well for you, friend.


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niobe said...

I think that's a wonderful idea and it sounds like you're doing everything possible to lay the groundwork.

Thinking of you.