A new year, a new me. 2015 is about me, of course it is also always about my family but this year I am focusing on myself. I am getting my mental and physical health in order and pushing myself to new limits. The trauma program is helping me regain my life. I know I have a long way to go and many steps to take but it has started. One of the goals of going through the trauma program is to be comfortable to re-enter the work force. My therapist suggested I try doing something from home, she didn't specify what but said try to mimic some of things I will be doing as I re-enter the work force to see how I handle them. So, being a year in which I push myself, without further ado, I introduce you to The Silly Squid.
Many moons ago I started looking into selling from home. I figured we could use the extra money to help pay for programs for Bee. I looked for over 2 years, extensively researching any company suggested to me. Most were cut throat, most had almost unreachable goals and most do not fit my standard or views on life. I had given up, figured there was nothing out there worth my passion. But then, in October 2014, I attended a local baby expo and was introduced to Barefoot Books. I fell in love and began the process of deciding to join or not. I am incredibly passionate about reading, I always have been and even more so, I love reading to Bee. We have a ton of books and it's one thing I keep buying. So, selling barefoot Books fit my lifestyle and passion. In becoming an ambassador I am taking control of work. It will allow me to see how I deal with work, but I wont be responsible for mess ups, if I break down, it will be fine. I can start to piece my work ethics back together on my own time. If I want to quit, if I can't handle it, there is no penalty. I am solely responsible for my success or failure and as daunting as that sounds to me, at least I won't be messing up someones very important company.
I think this is a very good step for me to take. Like I said, I need to ease back into the eventual return to work mind set and doing it slowly and testing my limits on my own time, while working through the trauma program is the best path for me.
So, head on over, like my facebook page (I will be hosting lots of giveaways) and order some books. You can either order through my marketplace online or if you live in London you can order through me and save on shipping and customs fees.
As for the name, it's something I have called Bee almost from day one. She is the silly squid.